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I'm going to reboot the server, according to the command "net statistics server" it show that it hasn't been restart since 9/21/2010   6:34AM

What should i be aware of or do before stating the server?

I'm not going to reboot it now, i'm thinking of doing this after working hours or remotely.

Any suggestions or precautions?
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by:JBond2010
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You can run net session at the command prompt to see if any other users are logged in before you reboot. Also, take note if any updates are running in the background. You can check the processes again from the command prompt type tasklist. This will display a list of all running processes. Make a note of any backups or users working remotely from home.
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Hopefully, only admins have access to your Exchange server.  That being said, you can bounce the server, be aware there will be a temporary pause in mailflow, including users with OWA.  No emails will be lost, just delayed.  It is strongly recommended to do this after hours.
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Ok. when i run the net session command i get: just a server name then for user name i get the following: LAW-EXBEPRD-01$ i guess that means that only me logged on.?

Also, when i run the tasklist i get a lot of Console session and a few RDP-tcp#33  what does that mean?
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Yes this is correct. Is terminal services being used on your network?
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Yes, i believe it is...i just check that under Services and i see terminal service "started" does that means is running right?
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yes this is correct.
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Ok, so what does that mean?  should i be aware that nobody is logged on before restating the server?

what else should i be aware of?
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by:JBond2010
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You need to check that the Terminal Server connection are disconected. They maybe connecting to their mailboxes via terminal server sessions.
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ohh ok, and how do i do that?
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If you have access to the Terminal Server open up Terminal Service and you will be able to see who is connected. And you can also send console messages from the Terminal Server console screeen.
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Ok, Thank you for the assistance.
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Your welcome ;)
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