[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


How can we stop the bottleneck on our Exchange 2003 server

Posted on 2011-05-11
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
As part of our migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 we had to replicate the Public Folders from the source to the destination server.  We done this two days ago and we noticed that our emails are delayed whether they are internal or external with some emails taking two hours to be sent.

Today we installed a new hard drive and moved the Badmail, Pickup and Queue folders to  folder on this new drive but this hasn't helped as the emails are still taking ages to arrive and our Public folders haven't updated in the past two days.

We then dismounted the Public store and ran isinteg and eseutil /d against the database but the emails are still queing up.

Can anyone advise how we can solve this issue as it is causing huge problems ?

Many thanks in advance  Exchange Queues
Question by:PurityIT
  • 5
  • 3
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Viral Rathod
ID: 35740180
Please check "Messages awaiting directory lookup" queue and letus know which e-mails are stuck in the queue

Is this users e-mails or any Public folder replication are stuck on the queue.

Author Comment

ID: 35740772
Hi Viralrathod,

Thanks for the post.

It is about 99% Public Folder replication emails.  There are a few other emails but they eventually make their way into the users mailbox after a bit of a delay.
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Viral Rathod
ID: 35741120
Exchange 2003 server is not able to find the way to reach Exchange 2010 server,you need to basically cross check the Exchange 2003 Routing Group and SMTP connector and make sure exchange 2003 can reach the Exchange 2010 server.
Veeam and MySQL: How to Perform Backup & Recovery

MySQL and the MariaDB variant are among the most used databases in Linux environments, and many critical applications support their data on them. Watch this recorded webinar to find out how Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to get consistent backups of MySQL databases.


Author Comment

ID: 35741269
Thanks again.

Do you know how I would do this ?

Author Comment

ID: 35741291
I should have said that I know how to check that the Exchange 2003 server can see the Exchange 2010 server as it can ping it etc but what do I need to check on the routing group ?


Accepted Solution

PurityIT earned 0 total points
ID: 36276370
In the end I had to stop all the replication, back up the Public Folders and then manually import them into the new Exchange sructure via Outlook.

It wasn't ideal but we were able to get away with it as we didn't have a huge amount of Public Folders

Author Closing Comment

ID: 36300421
I wasn't able to find a proper fix

Featured Post

Making Bulk Changes to Active Directory

Watch this video to see how easy it is to make mass changes to Active Directory from an external text file without using complicated scripts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

On September 18, Experts Exchange launched the first installment of the Help Bell, a new feature for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts. The Help Bell will serve as an additional tool to help teams increase question visibility.
With so many activities to perform, Exchange administrators are always busy in organizations. If everything, including Exchange Servers, Outlook clients, and Office 365 accounts work without any issues, they can sit and relax. But unfortunately, it…
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
This video shows how to quickly and easily add an email signature for all users on Exchange 2016. The resulting signature is applied on a server level by Exchange Online. The email signature template has been downloaded from: www.mail-signatures…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month19 days, 9 hours left to enroll

872 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question