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exchange server 2003 minimum requirements

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Hi

i have freshly installed windows 2000 server and exchange server 2003.
it has about 50 users
the server is a p4 2ghz with 1gb ram.

it is incredibly slow.

can someone tell me what is the true hardware requirements for this set up please.

is it cpu bound or ram

thanks

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that should be plenty, but the real question is what else do you have running on the server? as exchange is pretty cpu intensive, it will use a lot of ram but will release it when it is needed. What error messages are you getting on the server?
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the only other thing is groupshield from network associates. the cpu seems to be 97% busy all the time, with a process called ( i think) framework.net (i'm not there at the moment).

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that process is to do with antivirus updating. I would update the version of groupshield you have to sp1 and that should fix this problem
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FrameWorkServic is the process, just have to ask... have you got viurs scan on the same machine? if so this could cause problems if not excluding certain folders...

take a look at this ms doc http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=823166
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That is the one.

groupshield is meant to run on the exchange server.

and it is service pack one.

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yeah groupshield is meant to run on the exchange server but the exclusions should be put in virus scan if it is also installed on the machine. Which I believe by that service occuring it is installed.
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