Microsoft, Server, 2003--Shutting down and boot up take 30-40 minutes

Posted on 2007-09-30
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
whenever i reboot my server (ad server, exchange, dns, dhcp), it takes around 15 minutes to shut down, and then once it reboots, it take 15-25 minutes for me to get to a login prompt.  what is causing it to take so long?
Question by:build18er
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    Accepted Solution

    Exchange can take a while to shut down.  Restart problems are usually related to DNS and DS access problems - those will be in the event logs as big reds or warnings.
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    Author Comment

    i am getting the 1054 error on the domain controller itself,   tried netdiag /fix, still no luck.  any ideas?
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    Expert Comment

    What is the source of the 1054 error - it can just indicate the DHCP server shutting down, which may be normal if the server is shutting down. See
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    Author Comment

    no, it happens randomly throughout the day. still trying to find the cause

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