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SBS 2008 shutdown hangs

After error free use of SBS 2008 for mire than a year , I have issues shutting ( or rebooting) my server. I did resolve issues with flushing the exchange log files, and setup procedures to shutdown many services related to exchange before using shitdown -r -f. Still, in many instances it will hang forever. Anyhone know how to identify the cause?
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acl-puzzCommented:
just guessing....there may be any malware that is doing this... did you try to scan this server?
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
Try this:
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2010/01/sbs-2008-speed-up-that-reboot-script.html

Right click on the batch file and Run As Administrator before allowing the server to shutdown and restart.

The script allows Exchange to communicate properly with AD which it cannot do during a "normal" shutdown sequence since AD gets killed before the Exchange services even come close to finishing their needed closure tasks with AD. The time-outs in the Exchange services are what cause the huge drag on a "normal" shutdown.

We generally see a 75% increase in shutdown speeds using this script BTW.

Philip
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wouterkcsAuthor Commented:
MPECSInc

I use this script already --Still hanhs after script was run.
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wouterkcsAuthor Commented:
acl-puzz:

Fullscan shows clean system!
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Philip ElderTechnical Architect - HA/Compute/StorageCommented:
What do the server logs tell you as far as errors during the shutdown time period?

Were the wizards used to configure SBS?

Philip
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acl-puzzCommented:
ok see this link i hope one of the method in first comment in this question may help you give it a try

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_21517197.html
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wouterkcsAuthor Commented:
After everthing fails, decided to start with a fresh SBS 2008. Running the build backup system to a USB drive.

Still, noticed that it generated over 30 log files n exchange database folder. I thought they would get flushed. Or is it not? Or do you need to something special.

ALso, I used a DVD from 12/2008 and noticed taht it had Windows Server 2008 SP1. The new one has SP2. Can I / should I upgrade to SP2?

Just need to know what I need to do to keep this running more than 14 months ....

Thanks,
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wouterkcsAuthor Commented:
thanks
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