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Performance issues with Exchange 2003 installed on a 2003 domain controller

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Has anyone experienced an issue with their Exchange server running on a domain controller having performance issues just out of the blue?  We currently have Exchange 2003 sp2 with all current patches installed on a 2003 domain controller running server 2003 std, 4gb of memory with /3gb switch enabled.  Everything was working fine and then about a month ago, we started experiencing connectivity issues with outlook....ie Outlook is downloading from exchange.  We have checked the system out, swapped ram and checked drives but nothing.  Our exchange store is quite big, 46 gigs approximately, but it is stored on the same machine and has been since we deployed this server over a year ago.  Any suggestions/idea.....Please help as we are about out of our own....


Thanks,


Peter
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by:amaheshwari
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You should try exbpa from Microsoft :

Download exbpa and run it on exchange server to know the issue.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=dbab201f-4bee-4943-ac22-e2ddbd258df3&DisplayLang=en

Ashish
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by:xqs
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it's a best practice not to run Exchange with the 3GB switch on domain controllers

See for more information this blog as well: http://blogs.brnets.com/michael/archive/2005/01/24/319.aspx
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by:mkumar23
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Have you tried "Microsoft Exchange Server Performance Troubleshooting Analyzer Tool v1.1"

Downlod ExPTA from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4BDC1D6B-DE34-4F1C-AEBA-FED1256CAF9A&displaylang=en

I found it best.

I found it really good and help full, it gave me all information during troubleshooting of Exchange performance issues.

Regards,

Manoj Kumar
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by:tmtmtl
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Thanks for the comments everyone.  The issue turned out to be related to the way our virus scanning programs were working.  It seems that when using McAfee's Exchange product, you have to disable some check boxes to avoid having the message store scanned due to on access scanning.  After a call to tech support, they pointed me in the right direction and helped me reconfigure our settings.  All is well again in Exchange land...


Thanks again.  
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In that case, I change my recommendation to:

PAQ - Refund

Thanks for coming back with that information tmtmtl, and congrats on getting it sorted

-red
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