Microsoft KB Archive/925392
Article ID: 925392
Article Last Modified on 10/30/2007
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Many transaction log files are generated in a short time on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2. Additionally, you may experience the following symptoms:
- The size of the database unexpectedly increases.
- Server resources experience a heavy load.
- The Microsoft Exchange Information Store service may temporarily stop responding. This behavior causes a disruption of the messaging service.
This problem occurs if you perform one of the following actions in Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access:
- You attach to an e-mail message a file that exceeds the maximum limit that is configured for your mailbox or for the Microsoft Exchange organization.
- You post to a public folder an item that exceeds the maximum limit that is configured for the public folder.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem, submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix. To submit an online request to obtain the hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note If additional issues occur or any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. To create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Because of file dependencies, this hotfix requires Exchange 2003 SP2.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix. However, the following services must be restarted:
- Microsoft Exchange Information Store service
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service
- Microsoft Exchange Routing Engine service
- Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) service
- HTTP SSL service
- IIS Admin Service
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
|File name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform|
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
After you apply this hotfix, Outlook Web Access users receive an error message when they try to attach or post an item that exceeds the maximum size limit. The large item is transferred to the server because security restrictions prohibit verification of the attachment on the client computer. However, the large item is not committed to the database if the maximum size limit is exceeded. For more information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about the naming schema for Exchange software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
817903 New naming schema for Exchange Server software update packages
For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
304307 You receive a "This item exceeds the maximum size defined for this folder" error message when you use OWA to post an item that has an attachment to a public folder in Exchange Server 2003 and in Exchange 2000 Server
902153 Many transaction log files are generated in a short time on an Exchange Server 2003 server
Additional query words: OWA
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