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Exchange 2010 taking too long after startup RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have a Virtual Machine with Exchange 2010 server on windows server 2008 R2 Ent. Edition.

    Currently we are running this server with 2 GB of DDR2 RAM and having AMD Phenom™ II X4 955 Processor 3.20 GHz.

    On the same server we've setup Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange.

     

    Our exchange users are using IMAP4 with outlook 2010. We are experiencing a problem with Synchronization when we restarting our exchange server.

    Its taking around 1.5 hours to start working normally. After we start the server all its services gets started immediately, but we continuously getting the Synchronization error at our outlook client. I've checked the Processes  in task manager and found that after we restart the server number of Forefront scanner processes are running simultaneously. The memory usage is around 1.5 GB during this period.

     

    Any hint, how can we resolve this issue?

    Thanks

    Sandip

     

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 8:02 AM

Answers

  • I'm afraid the amount of memory is a bit. For ForeFront, you need at least 2 GB in addition to the Exchange sizing. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc482970.aspx

    If the shops are closed, for the moment, you may try reducing the number of engines and engines uses per scan (bias) ForeFront uses to see if that brings response times to an acceptable level. Note that this may lower security so check with your company policy.

     


    Michel de Rooij,
    MCITP Ent.Msg 2007+2010| MCTS W2008, Ex2007+2010 Conf, OCS2007 Conf | MCSE+Msg2k3 | MCSE+Inet2k3 | Prince2 Fnd | ITIL
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    • Marked as answer by Sandip Maniar Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:58 AM
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 8:22 AM

All replies

  • I'm afraid the amount of memory is a bit. For ForeFront, you need at least 2 GB in addition to the Exchange sizing. See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc482970.aspx

    If the shops are closed, for the moment, you may try reducing the number of engines and engines uses per scan (bias) ForeFront uses to see if that brings response times to an acceptable level. Note that this may lower security so check with your company policy.

     


    Michel de Rooij,
    MCITP Ent.Msg 2007+2010| MCTS W2008, Ex2007+2010 Conf, OCS2007 Conf | MCSE+Msg2k3 | MCSE+Inet2k3 | Prince2 Fnd | ITIL
    I blog on http://eightwone.wordpress.com/ and tweet on http://twitter.com/mderooij
    • Marked as answer by Sandip Maniar Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:58 AM
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 8:22 AM
  • Hi Sandip,

    This server is mixed roles or single roles?

    Exchange 2010 recommended minimum supported memory is 4GB, will increase the memory value help ?

    Understanding Memory Configurations and Exchange Performance

     


    MT | MCITP ----- Please vote helpful or mark as answer if it's answered your question, this help us follow up the question status.
    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 8:56 AM
  • Even without Forefront, Exchange 2010 will run like it's in a pit of tar with 2GB RAM.You'll see a host of issues - with the in-memory ESE cache paging out to disk almost continuously, the IIS App pools for Exchange will want the lion's share of available RAM, the Exchange Management Console will be slow to respond and it's usage will slow down the system for the users, sometimes services (usually the Transport services) won't start at boot..

    In addition to the 4GB minimum, if it is running all the Exchange roles the minimum support memory configuration is 8GB RAM. Check out the article posted by MT above which states this about half way down. Hopefully Michel's suggestions will help also.

    I'd also ask - why are you using IMAP with Outlook 2010? You may find in the interim you will alleviate some of the issues by switching your users to native Cached Exchange Mode. If nothing else you can free up a little RAM by switching of the IMAP service.

    Steve


    Steve Goodman
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    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:32 AM
  • Thank you all for your feedback.

     

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 11:57 AM