Microsoft KB Archive/246287
Article ID: 246287
Article Last Modified on 10/27/2006
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q246287
This article explains how to create a batch file to shut down Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 or 5.5 more quickly.
Quitting Exchange Server services takes a relatively long time when you quit them as part of the server shutdown process. In some cases, it can take more than 10 minutes. Because the system attendant acts as a 'central nervous system' for Exchange Server, with other components dependent on it, quitting the system attendant before you shut down the server speeds up the process.
Create a batch file that has the following lines:
net stop MSExchangeSA /yes net stop MSExchangeSA /yes
NOTE: Include the duplicate lines to ensure that all dependent services and the system attendant shut down.
- Run the batch file before you shut down the server.
- Shut down the server.
Additional query words: batch System Attendant