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  • Exchange 2003 offline defrag priv1 locked

    I am trying to do an offline defrag of the IS on a exchange 2003 box.

    I dismounted the private IS, stopped all the services exchange,antigen, sophos,IISadmin, HTTP SSL,WMI,SMTP, used antutil to remove all dependencies.

    Then using eseutil i tried to start the defrag, but it kept saying the prov1 was locked ?

    I have done this loads of times on exchange 5.5, is there any differences on exchange 2003 that i have overlooked ?

    I have 250Gb free space to defrag to so that isn't the issue

    What else could possibly have been locking that file?

    Any ideas would be gratefully received
    Last edited by Benjapos; 11th April 2006, 12:17. Reason: more accurate information

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    Re: Exchange 2003 offline defrag priv1 locked

    Please try to disable the antivirus on the server. Also, verity that you have latest hotfix/service pack on the server before the defrag.
    A nice tip before any server maintenance: Reboot it first.


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    Yuval Sinay

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