Lync Front End Service (RTCSRV) won’t start

Hello everyone!

After not having that problem for a while, I’ve recently had some trouble with the Lync 2013 Front End service (RTCSRV) which was stuck on Starting… state. Interestingly, in my case this problem occured on a Lync 2013 Survivable Branch Server (SBS). Up until now I have only known this issue from Enterprise Front End Pools.

In order to resolve the issue, I started with checking the event log on the Lync 2013 SBS and I found the typical events which usually come along with this problem. I found some events (event ID 32173, ID 32174 and 30988) from the LS User Services plus some 32027 events from the LS Storage Service.…

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