Sun, Jul 31 2005 18:15
If you think your SBS 2003 server shuts down a smidge slower after SP1?
You are right.
Live with it [see note below for reasonable shut down times]
Microsoft Issues Fix for SBS 2003 Slow Shutdown:
The shutdown process takes longer than expected to finish on a Windows Small Business Server 2003-based computer:
Now what I don't quite understand is the file on my 'non patched' SBS 2003 sp1 box is the same version as in that KB article. But I haven't gotten around to requesting the hotfix to see what's 'really' in it.
Update: Upon further investigation..we ALREADY have this QFE fix in our SBS sp1 boxes... the KB article is misleading because it says “you need Service Pack 1 in place before applying this' ...what they mean is ... 'you need Exchange 2003 sp1 in place before applying this“.
Bottom line if your server is taking a minute or two to shut down... it's normal.
If your server is taking like longer than 10 minutes or so... that's not normal and should be investigated.
Filed under: News, Needed Patches/Tweaks