Exchange 2000 For Dummies
Due to a staff restructure at our place we are down two member of staff, as a result I have inherited a decrepid exchange 2000 server to look after.
Before I write the rest of this message I will explain that I have no previous experience of MS Exchange and am making things up as I go along.
Yesterday afternoon outlook 2003 dropped connections to exchange and upon restarting could not connect. I found this problem to be insufficient space on the drive storing the Information Store and databases, the drive is a 10GB drive so hardly surprising :D. As a workaround I put an IDE drive into the server and used System manager to move the locations of the information store and databases. All seemed well at around 7:30pm last night, exchange was even running noticably faster.
However when I arrived to work this morning, the server had clearly rebooted and the mouse pointer had frozen :eek:. Restarting the server has brought it back online for now.
I know its a real crystal ball question, but does anyone have any idea what may have caused this or be able to give me some pointers on how I can run some diagnostics to try and find the problem.
There didnt seem to be any relevent entries in any of the event logs before the crash (around 1:45am)
Thanks for reading (if you did)