Exchange 2003 server keeps shutting down. Have to reboot the server after 12 hrs to get mail back up. Also keeps running out of space

i have 2003 sbs,  we are using exchange 2003. We have only 5 mailboxes setup.  For the past three days the server has to be rebooted to send or receive email.  About three days ago the servers c: partation ran out of space.  I cleared up 1.3 gb and moveed the exchange stores.  This morning it had 495mb and now it has jiust 200mb left.  Any suggestions?
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SembeeCommented:
Oh did you try to import it through regedit? What you should have done was just save the file then double click on it.
Make sure that you have the line at the top with the version etc.

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George SasIT EngineerCommented:
What files are growing up ? Install a Treesize ( http://www.jam-software.com/freeware/index.shtml) and see what files are eating up your space.
Do you have enabled logging on the server ?
How big are the log files if enabled ?
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
i dont see anything that jumps out,  the server is so slow.  It takeds about 30sec. for each screen refresh.  business contact manager is 1 gig but everything else looks ok.  It does have logging installed.  what should i check first?
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
I cleared the log file last night and now it has 3,180 errors.  Most are mx exchange trasport, server is running very slow.
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SembeeCommented:
What do you mean it has logging installed? If you have logging turned up too high then it can bring the server to a halt. Have you looked at the queues?


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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
In the event Viewer, under application, i keep getting MS Exchange Transport errors.

Descriptions is
A non delivery report with a status code of 5.4.0 was generated for recipient rfc822:yahg0408@cm1.ethome.net.tw  

Has my server been infected?  how can i check?  we have symantec Mail security for MS Exchange installed.
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
Another common problem with exchange servers is the following:

When people open port 25 on their firewall to allow incoming SMTP traffic, the chaotic internet world will bombard your port 25 with junk mail, spam, invalid headers, etc....
Your exchange server has to deal with each incoming message to figure out if it's a valid message and what do do with each one. This bombardment of mail will bring a server to its knees.....and sometimes out of the blue, even if it's been running fine for a long time.
Also, many people use their exchange server as a file server too....dangerous.....
Your best bet to protect your prescious mail server is to make sure you have a quality firewall installed that will examine the incoming mail before forwarding it to the exchange server. We use Watchguard products and they do an excellent job. It was amazing to see the real-time graphs of what's actually happening to our server, once we put that in. Once we told the firewall to block invalid headers, missing FROM: 's , etc....the server sprung back to life.
I'd highly recommend getting this, even if it's not the source of your space problem...that may be another issue....
Hope that helps.
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
i just looked at the server ad it has about 2700 NDR's on it.  How can i test my server to see if it is spoofing? or been hacked?
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
One idea is to shut off SMTP service....
open a command prompt on your server
type  netstat -a
look at all the traffic and connections going on with your server....
If you see anything unusual, that's an easy red flag.
If your mail server has been compromised...sad to say...it NEEDS to get wiped out and reloaded. Make sure you backup your information store first tho.
Once a system has been infected, you can never trust is 100% again...it's no longer a stable environment.
Also, from experience, keep in mind that wiping and reloading can be faster than ripping your hair out day after day wondering what it going on with it. *steps off his soapbox*
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
is there any software to test this?   There is a number of thing listed in here.
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
Can you copy and paste them here?
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
it will not let me copy from the dos command.
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
TCP    2K3SERVER:2634         vlsi.ee.hwh.edu.tw:smtp  FIN_WAIT_2
This one is questionable....I'll see if I can dig anything up.
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
thanks,  it just seams that as soon as i startup smtp and MS exchange information store the server start to slow down.
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
why would the server be running so slow.  it takes 1-2 min for it to refresh the screen?
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
Aside from that domain address coming from taiwan, there's not much else that says that's very helpful. Thanks for taking the time to post it. Sometimes it shows obvious trojans.
There's a gazillion other things that you could look for. I'll do a braindump:


1) Is the server running out of disk space?
2) Are you making the server do more than being an exchange server? IE: file sharing, Sharepoint, IIS, web hosting, etc... that could be placing a big load on it?
3) Maybe you could play with the performance monitor...it's time consuming tho and if you dont have a baseline to compare against, you are just looking at lines move across a graph....not very entertaining...
4) Have you done a malware.spyware scan on it and all workstations?
5) Any idea if exchange has defragged it's database successfully lately?
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
How about keeping the store running and smtp running....then unplug the connection to the internet and see if it's still slow. I still want to rule out the possibility of your server getting slammed with crap from the internet on port 25....
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
the server does only have about 435mb left.
it is a file server and exchange server, but they only save word and excel docs to it.  not an app server.
i will check the health monitor,
mailware and spyware scans can not be preformed today b/c all 4 users are out of town.
how do you defrag the exchange database?

Thanks again for all you help!!!
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thecomputerdocsCommented:
Normally it runs once per day. the event logs will tell you if it's working.
Petri has an article here
http://www.petri.co.il/defragment_exchange_2000_2003_server_databases.htm

The screen refresh thing intrigues me as well....
How much RAM do you have in this machine?
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George SasIT EngineerCommented:
On the SMTP service , who has the relay rights ?
Your machine might be used as a spam relay gateway.
Check the relay settings on your smtp.
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SembeeCommented:
Is the server fully up to date on patches?

If your server is under attack and the erver is not up to date then I exepct the badmail directory is full. \exchsrvr\mailroot\vs 1\badmail.
Do NOT attempt to open that directory. Instead do a SHIFT DEL to remove it. Exchange will recreate the folder when it is required.

I would also suggest that you look at my spam cleanup article here: http://www.amset.info/exchange/spam-cleanup.asp

Don't do anything with the database at this time time. I just think that the poor performance is due to the server being thrashed.

Simon.

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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
The server keeps gettiing NDR error 5.4.0  could this all be due to DNS problsm?   I have already del. badmail two days ago.
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
i am getting hte following error on bootup with the server.

THE DNS server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory.  Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly.  The extended eror debug information (which may be empty) is "" "".  The event data contains the error.
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George SasIT EngineerCommented:
If yopu running AD integrated DNS this might be because the DNS started before the AD was up and running fully.
Try to restart the DNS server.
Do you have any forwarders set up for external domains ?
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
I stoped and restarted DNS, so far everything with it looks ok.  I will copy my forwards.
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
Now even with DNS running my server almost runs to a comlpete stop once i start my SMTP server and MS Exchange Information Store?
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
OK,  i just restarted MS Ex information store without starting SMTP and it is still running good.  What should i try next.
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SembeeCommented:
You have accepted my answer. Is this problem resolved?

Simon.

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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
almost,  i now know there are problems with it sending out spam.  So it is a very good start.  Thanks.
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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
SMTP Connections

Start ESM, then open Connectors.
Sembee:  I am having a problme finding this below on the server,  My default SMTP Virtual server was there but not this. (below)

Right click on each SMTP Connector in turn and choose Properties.
Click on the "Address Space" tab.
If you have a "*" in the address list, check that "Allow messages to be routed to these domains" is not enabled.
Apply/OK until all windows are closed.
Once you have made the changes, repeat the telnet test above to ensure that you have closed everything.
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SembeeCommented:
Depending on the view, it could be under Routing Groups, Connectors.

Simon.

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xpconsultAuthor Commented:
Sembee:
I have Corrected the Default SMTP Virtual Server for open relay, and smtp connections.
I have also setup recipient filtering and tried to setup the tar pit option but it said " cannot import c:\documents and settings\administrator\desktop\tarpit.reg:  The specified file is not a registry script.
You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor.  
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