I get the error Microsoft Management Console "Failed to create empty document" when trying to access the Exchange System Manager from our Exchange Server. I found this solution to the problem on EE, but it didn't resolve my issue:
I went into task manager and noticed cisvc.exe (the indexing service) was utilizing over 60% of my CPU, and had been for over 8 hours, so I stopped the service. Then tada, anything that uses MMC started working properly. For kicks, I restarted the service, and it is hardly registering any cpu usage. My question is, is there any reason the Indexing Service needs to run on Exchange 2003? If so, how can I get it to stop utilizing that much CPU and prevent the error from showing up? What could be triggering the service to shoot up like that?
The OS is Windows Server 2003 R2 SP1 with 3Gb of RAM, Dual Intel XEON 3.00 GHz. There is consistantly over 3Gb available on the C partition.
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