One of our clients is running a windows SBS server 2011, with users in both a TS environment and local lan computer access. This is a small environment with approximately 35 users.
The symptoms we are experiencing are as such:
individual users will experience outlook not responding for approximately 5-10 minutes at a time, at roughly the same time every day, as well as random times. This happens to both TS and local users. There isn't usually overlap between users, ie, different users will experience the issue at different times, whilst others continue to work without incident.
What we have observed:
Store.exe on the Server running exchange has constantly high disk access. varying between 5-10MB/s read access, with between 1-5MB/s write access (according to resource monitor). This remains constant regardless of people experiencing lockout. This activity dissapears at night time when no one is accessing the system.
During the users lockout of outlook, Exmon will report very high avg server latency for the specific user in question, (60 seconds latency is average during this time, normally sitting between 0 and 500 msec). Other unaffected users do not have high latency
during lockout, the users in question will have a high session count
- Event log doesn't appear to report anything related
- There is nothing scheduled on the exchange server during the times people experience the lockout
- all windows updates and service packs have been applied to both servers and to office.
- when locked out, you cannot even open the mail control panel item for the exchange settings page for the specific user
- dual cpu xeon email@example.com
- 24GB Memory
- SAS 15K (seagate Cheetah) - 300gb pair in raid 1
We are at a loss as to what is causing the issue at this stage.
Any suggestions or direction would be greatly appreciated.