At my organization, updates have not been run regularly on the servers, including the Windows 2003 / Exchange 2003 server. This server runs GFI Faxmaker and has been virtualized. On 6/23/2012, I ran all of the outstanding updates (about 140 of them - yeah, I know... ridiculous). The following Tuesday everything started going wrong. We have a server that has the modem card for fax and Faxmaker is loaded on that. Faxmaker is also loaded on the Exchange server. Since that time, here is a list of the items that are broken:
1. The system will only receive incoming faxes but will not send outgoing faxes
2. There seem to be intermittent "lock-ups" of the mail server. When this happens, everyone's Outlook client prompts them for credentials. Once it clears up within a few seconds, closing Outlook and re-opening it restores the connection.
3. Backups are failing with the error from ARCserve that says E8602 "Failed to read from database. (DBNAME=First Storage Group, EC=)
4. Backups using NT Backup fail with the error "The device reported an error on a request to write data to the media. Error reported: Unknown Error. There may be a hardware or media problem. Please check the system event log for relevant failures". I'm attempting to backup the first storage group to a mapped drive on another server.
The event logs don't reflect anything usable towards all of these problems. Any assistance with this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!