Windows Server 2003 SP2 Quirk: Exchange doesn’t start

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 is out.  As usual, my home SBS box took it without problems, but not our SBS server at the studio.  After a protracted install (over an hour!),  I rebooted and Exchange Information Store did not start.  I started it manually and it came up.   Further analysis got me these two event log entries:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: DCOM
Event ID: 10010
Date:  3/14/2007
Time:  9:48:51 PM
Computer: […]
The server {9DA0E106-86CE-11D1-8699-00C04FB98036} did not register with DCOM within the required timeout.
[And then this…]
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Service Control Manager
Event ID: 7024
Date:  3/14/2007
Time:  9:48:56 PM

Computer: […]
The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service terminated with service-specific error 2147500037 (0x80004005).

The server cited in the DCOM message is the Microsoft Exchange Property Mapping Interface.  Exchange has new and interesting dependencies every day!
Exchange started on the next reboot when I reinstalled IE7, so this is probably transient.  Just so you know.
Susan Bradley has more to say on SP2.

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