Outlook/Exchange cached mode
Posted on 2009-05-01
I am having a problem with my Exchange environment. We run Exchange 2003, I have 2 domain controllers (server 2003) and about 45 Outlook Clients (all XP Pro). Recently I started retiring one of the domain controllers so I attempted to add the Exchange box as a third DC so that I can remove the DC role from the box to be retired. The wizard was running fine during the DC role setup but right at the end, I got a blue screen, with a memory dump. I restarted the new DC (our exchange box) and the Wizard said it was finished and everything seemed to be okay. Now, I am trying to setup a couple of laptops and Outlook can not synch/download the Outlook email files in a timely fashion so I can't use Exchange Cached Mode on the clients. With the option not checked, Outlook works fine but takes a long time to send messages out.
Exchange cached mode takes the client about 10 minutes to download about 1MB of data.
Users with cached mode already in use have no problems, only users that need to create or recreate an .ost file are having problems. Internet and File shares have no problems from the troubled workstations.
Should I remove the DC role from the exchange box and try to readd it again since I crashed the first time? Any other suggestions?
Thanks for your input