Windows Thread, PANIC STATIONS - Exchange Server in Technical; This is okay now (I think) but I had a panic.
I tried to log onto my OWA this morning ...
11th May 2008, 09:23 AM #1
PANIC STATIONS - Exchange Server
This is okay now (I think) but I had a panic.
I tried to log onto my OWA this morning but it gave me 404. I RDP'd into the network to have a look and my desktop machine was showing outlook had lost connection too.
I was able to RDP into the exchange server and their was no error messages so I checked the services and EVERY SERVICE HAD BEEN STOPPED AND SET TO DISABLED
As you can imagine I panicked thinking someone had got in or a virus was playing silly buggers so I went into the event log and it showed all the settings had been changed a couple of minutes before I logged on.
Then I refreshed and the event log showed that they had all been reset to auto start and then the lovely 'automatic updates - please reboot to finalise blah blah blah' popped up.
I think I logged on at the exact moment that an update kicked in... think they are set to 3am so I need to check why it messed up at 9.15am.
I can enjoy my Sunday now
Last edited by Simcfc73; 11th May 2008 at 09:30 AM.
11th May 2008, 11:54 AM #2
I've seen something similar to this before - it's a bit worrying!
I think it's best to set servers to download updates and prompt when they're ready rather than auto-install; that way you avoid potential problems like this.
Now can you fix my Exchange problem? May be a bit more difficult because I think the builders have turned off the power (they're moving a sub-station and were supposed to give us notice ...) Just have to do without email until tomorrow :-)
11th May 2008, 02:19 PM #3
yeah we have WSUS for all the workstations and let us choose to update the servers....
This means we get nagged at everytime we remote into any of the servers
11th May 2008, 07:51 PM #4
I need to check tommorow because I thought I had set it to prompt.
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