Exchange 2003 enterprise suddenly shutdown slowly
Posted on 2008-09-29
Two months ago, we had migrated our Exchange server from 2000 Standard to 2003 Enterprise, and the total mailbox size is around 11GB...So far, it is normally running and quickly restart time (overall around 3-4 minutes, included all Exchange services started)
Today we try to restart our Exchange Enterprise, but the speed is very slowly, and hold on "the Windows is shutting down..". srceen. At last, we only manually power off and power on the Exchange server after 5-7 minutes...
After reboot, we have not found any error in Event Log.. And then further to search some information that talk about..
"Normally the timeout for exchange services to stop is 10 minutes. If you have a large Enterprise ...."
" Decrease the value of "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" in the registry:
The default value of "WaitToKillServiceTimeout" are: 600000 and should be changed to lower number.
1. 10 Minutes is really a normal restarting time for Exchange server (Enterprise), rite ?
2. Why no same case was happened as before... and also checked our record
- "priv.edb" + "priv.stm" around 15.7GB for the latest reboot
- "priv.edb" + "priv.stm" over 17GB today
In fact, The server will swtich on Enterprise mode when over Standard Checkpoint (16GB)... (it maybe wrong, it is just my personal supposition), so it need more time to stop and start all Exchange services in
real Enterprise mode.
Can explain the whole Exchange procedure to us please? Why it was changed ? What's the main reason ? Thanks a lot !