Microsoft exchange service notifications broker

Exchange Server 2016 – Setup, Deployment, Updates and Migration

In my Exchange Server 2016 microsoft exchange service notifications broker is always stopped, what is this service? Its normal he stand it?

This behavior is expected in on-premises deployments of Exchange 2016. The Notifications Broker service performs a configuration check on each time the server starts. If there is nothing for the Notifications Broker service to do, it stops automatically until the next time the server is restarted.

When you start your Exchange server, you might notice the Notifications Broker service start and then stop after approximately 30 seconds. If you attempt to start the service manually, it will successfully start and then stop, again after approximately 30 seconds. No errors or warnings are included in the Event log.

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This behavior is expected in on-premises deployments of Exchange 2016. The Notifications Broker service performs a configuration check on each time the server starts. If there is nothing for the Notifications Broker service to do, it stops automatically until the next time the server is restarted.

When you start your Exchange server, you might notice the Notifications Broker service start and then stop after approximately 30 seconds. If you attempt to start the service manually, it will successfully start and then stop, again after approximately 30 seconds. No errors or warnings are included in the Event log.

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ive noticed this issue also with On-Premises Exchange 2016 running on Server 2012.

Its annoying in the dashboard as there is always a big red indicator stating that the service is stopped – any way for the dashboard to ignore this service as the behaviour it exhibits is considered normal?