[ExchangeList] Re: crashing exchange 2003 server - help

  • From: "Harondel J. Sibble" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 09:37:51 -0700

-------------------------------------------------------Follow up to this 
thread, the updated nic driver has resolved the problem.

Something about the driver that shipped on the cd causes problems when 
windows 2003 std, AD and exchange coexist, other identical hardware using 
same driver, providing AD and other services don't have this issue. <shrug>

On 16 Sep 2009 at 9:02, Harondel J. Sibble wrote:

> Had a look through my notes and found another client last year with a
> similar multirole (exchange and DC) server that was randomly bsod'ing.
>  Both servers have the same SuperMicro motherboard, the X7DVL-E (Intel
> Blackbird 5000v chipset) 
> Added an IPMI card to that machine to troubleshoot it, looked at crashdumps,
> spoke with server manufacturer, updated drivers and firmwares etc, no joy,
> until I upgraded the Nic drivers and all of the crashing went away. The 
> machine hasn't crashed or had a problem restarting in about 6 months, prior
> to that it was several times weekly.
> So last night onsite, I reseated the ram and updated the nic drivers and it
> lasted the night without going sideways. Well see what happens today.

Harondel J. Sibble 
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