[ExchangeList] Re: crashing exchange 2003 server - help

  • From: Rick Boza <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:09:27 -0400

While it's not a best practice, he's trying to get through a recovery at the moment, not an architectural discussion.  For the moment, getting the system stabilized is probably more important.

The fact that it's a DC is almost definitely not the cause of the problems he is firefighting.

(see Dan Petri's fine article on this when the crisis is passed - not recommended, but can be done - http://www.petri.co.il/problems_with_exchange_2003_installed_on_domain_controllers.htm)

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Exchange Mailing List <ExchangeMailingList@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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-------------------------------------------------------So it's a DC also? 2K3 should NOT be on a DC...

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-------------------------------------------------------The spare server I have is identical to the problematic one so no issue
there.

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On 16 Sep 2009 at 9:18, Rick Boza wrote:

You've got a standby piece of hardware that I would stand up as a second XCHG
server and move the mailboxes before I did anything else.

I'm going to guess you have a bad raid controller or moboard at this point.
I'd probably look at replacing one or both of those while hosting the mail on
the temporary server.Performance may degrade a bit depending on how
underspecced it is, but much less so than the server dropping dead on a
regular basis.


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