King Computer Solutions
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12.19.2011

Exchange forms based authentication service not starting after reboot

We have had issues with the form based authentication service not starting on SBS 2011 servers.

Basically from researching different sites it appears that event though the service doesn’t have any dependencies it is waiting for other services to start before it will start. The fix that seems to work the best is to change the service to automatic (delay) which gives all of the other services on the machine a chance to start.