Defragging Server 2003 - Any Issues with using Built-in Defrag?
Posted on 2006-06-23
These are pretty broad questions.
I have a Server 2003 Standard that has these roles: FS, DC, GC, DNS, DHCP, RRAS, WSUS, WINS, IIS, FTP, Tape Backup - Veritas. (I know its a lot) Hardware RAID-1.
I also have a Server 2003 Standard that has these roles: FS, DC, GC, EXC, DNS, IIS, FTP. Hardware RAID-1.
I would like to use the built-in defragmenter in Server 2003 Standard to defrag both the C: (SYS) and D: (DATA) drives, and schedule it in Task Scheduler if I can.
1. Are there any issues with doing this while the Servers are fully operational?
2. Should I stop any services before I do this?
3. Do I need to dismount the Exchange Store on Server 2 before I do this?
4. Can / Should I do this in Safe Mode?
Thanks for your time!