Article ID: 117125, created on Sep 5, 2013, last review on Aug 12, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation

Symptoms

Windows service provisioning tasks fail with errors like:

Provisioning request failed. The remote procedure call failed. [<response><errorContext description="The remote procedure call failed." code="0x800706be"/></response>]
The provisioning engine stops periodically and blocks the provisioning process.

This can happen during mass migration of mailboxes from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007 or between Exchange 2007 stores.

Cause


Exchange 2007 move mailbox is a memory consuming operation. In case of many concurrent operations MPS engine may reach its memory limit.

Resolution


1. Login to MPS server as administrator
2. Start -> Run -> dcomcnfg -> Component Services -> My Computer -> COM+ Applications -> Provisioning Engine
     Right click Properties -> Pooling & Recycling -> Memory Limit
3. Set reasonably greater memory limit
4. Restart MPS engine as described in the KB article https://kb.odin.com/en/1851

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