Edgetransport.exe causing extremely high ping times!
Posted on 2011-03-03
I have a strange problem that i finally pinpointed down today. On my small network at home i host a few domains for basic/very light email traffic on a server with Exchange 2007 on a 2008 Windows server. Lately my internet speeds go down the drain and i couldnt figure out why.
Today went into task manager and looked at what was using the most memory on the server, it was edgetransport.exe and w3wp.exe.
I opened up a command prompt and typed ping google -t
My response times were in the 1400ms range with many timeouts...
Just for the heck of it I right clicked on edgetransport.exe and killed the process. The second i did that my ping times went down 25ms and everything was flying.
Obviously thats probably not the best solution but i can not figure out for the life of me why this keeps happening. Now every time i kill the process it comes back (like it should) and brings my network speeds to a crawl within 30 seconds... any ideas
Maybe i need a service pack of some sort, i dont think i have ever applied one to Exchange although the server updates are up to date.
Thanks in advance.