Weird problem after demoting/removing an Exchange server

akshatp

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We added a new 2003 Exchange server to replace the current aging one in our network. The server that was being replaced was the first server in the forest, and held every role imaginable.

I transferred EVERYTHING to the new 2003 Exchange server. Successfully installed Exchange, moved mailboxes, etc. Everything is working fine.

HOWEVER. Three of the employees connect via Terminal Server to an existing dedicated TS box. When I power down the old demoted server (removed from AD), ONE of the users sessions becomed VERY SLOW when trying to use applications like Outlook, Adobe, Word, etc. There is like a 20-25 second delay/hourglass after clicking on things like My Computer or the Start button.

If I bring the old server back up on the network, boom, problem clears.

Her profile has been moved to the new server, none of her mapped drives point to the old server, I cant find ANY thing that would explain this. It is ONLY happening to this one user.

I checked in the Open Sessions on the old server under Computer Manager, and there is one open session on the server with that user's name as the owner.

I am out of ideas, does anyone have any clue what could be causing this?
 

marulee

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Originally posted by: akshatp
We added a new 2003 Exchange server to replace the current aging one in our network. The server that was being replaced was the first server in the forest, and held every role imaginable.

I transferred EVERYTHING to the new 2003 Exchange server. Successfully installed Exchange, moved mailboxes, etc. Everything is working fine.

HOWEVER. Three of the employees connect via Terminal Server to an existing dedicated TS box. When I power down the old demoted server (removed from AD), ONE of the users sessions becomed VERY SLOW when trying to use applications like Outlook, Adobe, Word, etc. There is like a 20-25 second delay/hourglass after clicking on things like My Computer or the Start button.

If I bring the old server back up on the network, boom, problem clears.

Her profile has been moved to the new server, none of her mapped drives point to the old server, I cant find ANY thing that would explain this. It is ONLY happening to this one user.

I checked in the Open Sessions on the old server under Computer Manager, and there is one open session on the server with that user's name as the owner.

I am out of ideas, does anyone have any clue what could be causing this?


Looks like you tried all the proper settings on the exchange server. I am little curious whether you have change the network peripherals on your new server system. Referring to what you said, old server brings no issue.
Consider checking all the network cards on PCs are capable to be auto sensing the network link speed.
Cheer!
 

RebateMonger

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I don't know what the problem is. But I'll respond that, categorically, when Exchange is involved and when client response is slow, it's ALWAYS a DNS issue. :)
 

akshatp

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Originally posted by: marulee
Originally posted by: akshatp
We added a new 2003 Exchange server to replace the current aging one in our network. The server that was being replaced was the first server in the forest, and held every role imaginable.

I transferred EVERYTHING to the new 2003 Exchange server. Successfully installed Exchange, moved mailboxes, etc. Everything is working fine.

HOWEVER. Three of the employees connect via Terminal Server to an existing dedicated TS box. When I power down the old demoted server (removed from AD), ONE of the users sessions becomed VERY SLOW when trying to use applications like Outlook, Adobe, Word, etc. There is like a 20-25 second delay/hourglass after clicking on things like My Computer or the Start button.

If I bring the old server back up on the network, boom, problem clears.

Her profile has been moved to the new server, none of her mapped drives point to the old server, I cant find ANY thing that would explain this. It is ONLY happening to this one user.

I checked in the Open Sessions on the old server under Computer Manager, and there is one open session on the server with that user's name as the owner.

I am out of ideas, does anyone have any clue what could be causing this?


Looks like you tried all the proper settings on the exchange server. I am little curious whether you have change the network peripherals on your new server system. Referring to what you said, old server brings no issue.
Consider checking all the network cards on PCs are capable to be auto sensing the network link speed.
Cheer!

Ummmm.. thanks for trying...


Originally posted by: RebateMonger
I don't know what the problem is. But I'll respond that, categorically, when Exchange is involved and when client response is slow, it's ALWAYS a DNS issue. :)

My thoughts too. But I cant figure out how it is only affecting one user's profile. I am going to try deleting old profile and let Windows create a new one see what happens. Thanks.