Hi, We have a "stand-alone" Exchange 2003 server (Enterprise) running on Win2k3. It is not a busy server, has less than 20 users on it and the total mailbox sizes are under 50 megs for any given user. The total store size is also small, under 200 megs. There is nothing else running on this server other than Ex2k3, i.e. no other apps, SQL etc. etc. This is a dedicated stand-alone exchange server, and even the DNS and Active Directory are all on the same server, i.e. no "front-end/back-end stuff". It is a P4/2.4GHz with 1GB of RAM so it is not a dawg. It behaves just fine normally, fast response to send/receive, etc. Nothing unusual except one thing: it takes a-g-e-s to reboot if and when we need to do it. Last time it took nearly 20 minutes to shut down. Coming back up took another 10 minutes. Is this normal? Why does it take so long to reboot? best regards Mike Salim.