Solved

Turning Exchange off in SBS2008

Posted on 2011-09-09
5
358 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a SBS2008 installation that is not using the exchange component. With 2003 you could choose not to install exchange but not so with 2008. Does anyone know if there would be any problems with other functionality of the server if I just change the services related to exchange to manual start instead of automatic?  Has anyone done this?
0
Comment
Question by:Tecter
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Williams earned 500 total points
ID: 36510509
You can set them to disabled without a problem but keep in mind it is integrated with other services like monitoring and reporting. You will not get daily reports.
Do not try to uninstall.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Tecter
ID: 36510554
Thanks Rob,
I do count on the daily reporting via email. My main reason for wanting to disable exchange is the hugh amount of resources it uses even while idle. Do you know if there is a way to selectively  disable some services to reduce the resource demand ( eg. information store?) while still keeping the minimum running to allow for smtp services (so i can get reports)?
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 36510746
Exchange does consume a lot of RAM. Exchange is on or it is off, you really can't tweak it from a performance point of view. The way Exchange works is to make use of ALL available RAM, it doesn't matter how much you add. The principle being, why waste it. However Windows will free up that RAM automatically if needed by other services.
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 36510752
By with it off, you can still go to the server and view the reports in the SBS console, they and alerts are just not e-mailed automatically.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Tecter
ID: 36511074
Thanks Rob,
0

Featured Post

Highfive + Dolby Voice = No More Audio Complaints!

Poor audio quality is one of the top reasons people don’t use video conferencing. Get the crispest, clearest audio powered by Dolby Voice in every meeting. Highfive and Dolby Voice deliver the best video conferencing and audio experience for every meeting and every room.

Join & Write a Comment

Written by Glen Knight (demazter) as part of a series of how-to articles. Introduction One of the biggest consumers of disk space with Small Business Server 2008(SBS) is Windows Server Update Services, more affectionately known as WSUS. For t…
I work for a company that primarily works with small businesses as their outsourced IT vendor. As such the majority of these customers utilize some version of Small Business Server. Due to the economics of running a small business, many of these cus…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

707 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now