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It keeps "Importing Active Directory schema" already for 1h 20m, with CPU at 99%. And progress bar does not move.

I see related post (but not clear if they had cpu busy as well). http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/exchangesoftwareupdate/thread/f6e4bd32-15bf-456c-947f-f435fe36853e

The "Cancel" button is disabled, and the busy process is lsass.exe. Wonder if I should kill this process, or continue waiting? And how long does it take to complete this operation normally?

Product: Exchange Server 2007 with SP1 x86

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"The entire installation takes approximately 30 minutes." trainsignaltraining.com/… –  alex2k8 Jul 11 '10 at 13:34

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I did it last night... SP3, though. It took 22 minutes.

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I stopped my vmware, added some more memory (396 mb -> 512 mb) and restarted installer after reboot. Now it imported schema in 12 mins. I checked the logs, the previous time it stucked on schema 80. –  alex2k8 Jul 11 '10 at 14:18
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No wonder it was getting stuck with 396 MB... that's absolutely not enough for Exchange 2007 on a DC. Or for Exchange 2007 at all. –  Massimo Jul 11 '10 at 15:32
    
Our Exchange 2007 server consumes 5Gb and that's for 10 users... –  Mark Henderson Jul 12 '10 at 2:18

1) Why are you using the x86 version? Is it a test environment?
2) Why Exchange 2007 SP1? You should really use SP3.
3) Are you installing it on a domain controller?
4) What hardware are you using?
5) Which operating system?

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6) No, you most definitely should not kill lsass.exe. NEVER. It's a critical system process.

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1) Yes, testing environment 2) ok, need to consider. 3) yes 4) VMWare 5) Windows 2003 R2 SP2 x86 –  alex2k8 Jul 11 '10 at 13:59
    
BTW, probably I was not clear... I am installing Exchange Server 2007 with SP 1, not a Service Pack. –  alex2k8 Jul 11 '10 at 14:01
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@alex2k8, it's the same thing, you can do a full install from a "service pack" download. It's not a standalone service pack installer. –  ThatGraemeGuy Jul 11 '10 at 15:10

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