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We delivered two PC's to a state office in New Mexico.  Internally we delivered 100-200 of these PC's without incident.  They are Dell GXa with 64 mb RAM.  They have ageneric NT 4.0 build set for IPX(Microosft's) and IP.  The installed hardware is standard and includes on-board ethernet, n Gig HDD, and CD-ROM.  Their site installed all the software including MS Exchange, a more recent version than they had previously.  Is there any known conflicts between Exchange and NT 4.0 SP3 which would make it run miserably slow?  The clients are telling me it takes 10 minutes to open Exchange or documents.
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by:piano_boxer
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The only conflict I know of is between Exchange and MS Proxy. Do they have MS proxy running on a NT Server?
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Mark Aerts earned 200 total points
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Press CTRL - ALT - DELETE and go to Task Manager on the Server and close the task Dr. WATSON of this is hooked up; the server runs quick again and keeps running, I've had the same problem 4 weeks ago and the server still runs fast!!!
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by:august042298
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We had that problem once.  We fixed it by loading the latest exchange client service pack and the latest exchange server service pack.  
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by:Shawn Connelly
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It appears that you do not have a hosts file on each of the workstations.  Without the host file, Exchange must resolve the location of the mail server.  The more IP addresses on a network, the longer it will take.  I'm assuming you are using Exchange server.

There is a hosts.sam file in c:\windows

You must create a file called, "hosts" (without quotes).
This file lists the IP address and name of the mail server.
Example:
210.112.22.3         Mail Server name

That's it.  

Hope this helps.
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