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Exchange 2003 delay when changes made

Ever since we installed Exchange 2003 we have noticed when changes are made to a mailbox the changes do not show up right away.  Usually if we wait overnight then things work as expected in the morning.  Is there some type of overnight processing which has to occur before changes become active.

For example,  adding a different user to a mailbox permissions.  The user has to wait till next morning before they can access the mailbox.

It is not a real problem but we are curious about the delay.
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Usually it shouldn't take that long, we might have to look into it. But as a workaround what we can try is to restart the MSexchange System Attendant Service after making the changes and see if that reflects right away.

To look more into it check if we have any errors in the application and system logs. Run the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer tool and see if you notice any related errors, also check if there are any replication issues in the Domain.

Actually, changes don't typically 'take' right away. They aren't supposed to. The information store can cache changes/modifications upwards of about 2hrs. So, either a server reboot, or service restarts (MS Info Store/Sys Attend/ or other, depending on the change), can typically make the change more instantaneous.


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