We are having slowness related to our exchange 2003 server when we add people to a calendar meeting, showing the free and busy time for a user.
Or if we try to sort on From: in the Inbox, the Outlook 2007 client will freeze for 5 - 15 Seconds, and then will come back and show the sort.
Additionally while writing an e-mail, the typing in the subject section will simply stop, then 5 - 15 seconds later any characters that were typed will fill in. Often times an e-mail will arrive directly after the freeze.
I dont believe this is a network issue, I am directly connected to the Core Switch that the Exchange server is connected to.
We have E-Mail archiving appliance running to remove mail from the mailboxes, but still show a pointer to the archived mail, I should only have 60Days worth of mail in my e-mail box.
This is consistent with e-mail boxes that are much smaller also.
I have 8 information stores on the server, to divide the mail boxes across stores.
The server is an HP DL380 G4, AMD Opteron 280 Processor, 2.41Ghz, with 3 Gig Ram, I am using the /fastdetect /3GB /USERVA=3030 settings in the .ini file.
The OS is Windows 2003 Ent R2 SP2, and Exchange is 2003 Version 6.5 Build 7638.2 Service Pack 2.
We have Message Tracking enabled and enable subject logging and display enabled.
We also use Outlook Anywhere and Mobile Phone access extensively.
Any suggestions to make the server more available would be appreciated