Exchange Server is running SharePoint Portal Server

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Topic Last Modified: 2005-11-18

The Microsoft® Exchange Server Analyzer Tool queries the Win32_Service Microsoft Windows® Management Instrumentation (WMI) class to determine the value of the Started key for Microsoft Windows SharePoint® Portal Server (MSDMSERV). A value of True indicates that SharePoint Portal Server is running on this Exchange server.

If the Exchange Server Analyzer determines that SharePoint Portal Server is running on an Exchange Server computer, a warning is displayed.

SharePoint Portal Server is not compatible with Exchange Server and should be removed. SharePoint Portal Server and Exchange Server are designed to work together and play a role in your organization's collaborative environment. However, SharePoint Portal Server and Exchange Server are designed to work alongside each other and are not designed to coexist on the same hardware.

To correct this warning

  • Move either Exchange Server or SharePoint Portal Server to another computer. It is recommended that you remove one of these programs from the computer.

For more information about how to move Exchange Server mailboxes, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 821829, "Moving Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2003" (

For more information about Exchange Server and SharePoint Portal Server compatibility, see Knowledge Base article 277567, "Cannot Install SharePoint Portal Server on a Computer Running Exchange Server" (