Windows 2008 Server, Slow Shutdown/Restart

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Millette, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Millette

    Millette Guest

    I have a brand new server 2008 install that takes 28 minutes to shutdown or
    restart. It hangs at the Shutting Down....

    I have 2 servers with this issue
     
    Millette, Jan 8, 2009
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  2. Couple things to try...

    Use msconfig and disable all non-Microsoft services. If the problem goes
    away, add them back a few add a time to narrow it down. Does it happen in
    safe mode etc?
    Second option would be get the server in the shutdown hang condition and
    gather a complete memory dump. Look at the dump in windbg at the stack, see
    if its something obvious as this is likely something 3rd party.

    Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Dave Guenthner [MSFT], Jan 9, 2009
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  3. One of the common causes of slow shutdown is when Exchange Server is
    installed on domain controller.
    If that is the case, you have to manually stop Exchange services before
    shutdown.
    There is a script around that automates it. Use your favorite Internet
    search engine to find it.
     
    Dusko Savatovic, Jan 9, 2009
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  4. Millette

    Millette Guest

    Thanks all for the information. The culprit ended up being the setting "Clear
    Virtual Pagefile" on shutdown. I disabled that and the shutdown time returned
    back to normal.
     
    Millette, Jan 9, 2009
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  5. Millette

    Carpadum Guest

    I have the exact same problem. There is NO 3rd party software only DPM 2007.
    This is an x64 server that is a brand new fresh install. Started happening
    after the patches from last Tuesday were applied.
     
    Carpadum, Feb 18, 2009
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  6. Server 2008 SBS Std never reboots, goes into Shutdown Mode and never actually reboots. High usage of SQLSVR processes.



    Carpadu wrote:

    I have the exact same problem. There is NO 3rd party software only DPM 2007.
    18-Feb-09

    I have the exact same problem. There is NO 3rd party software only DPM 2007.
    This is an x64 server that is a brand new fresh install. Started happening
    after the patches from last Tuesday were applied.

    :

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    Windows 2008 Server, Slow Shutdown/Restart
    I have a brand new server 2008 install that takes 28 minutes to shutdown or
    restart. It hangs at the Shutting Down....

    I have 2 servers with this issue
    --
    Chris Millette
    MCP/Network Administrator
    Community Bank & Trust

    Couple things to try...Use msconfig and disable all non-Microsoft services.
    Couple things to try...

    Use msconfig and disable all non-Microsoft services. If the problem goes
    away, add them back a few add a time to narrow it down. Does it happen in
    safe mode etc?
    Second option would be get the server in the shutdown hang condition and
    gather a complete memory dump. Look at the dump in windbg at the stack, see
    if its something obvious as this is likely something 3rd party.

    Dave Guenthner [MSFT]
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    One of the common causes of slow shutdown is when Exchange Server is installed
    One of the common causes of slow shutdown is when Exchange Server is
    installed on domain controller.
    If that is the case, you have to manually stop Exchange services before
    shutdown.
    There is a script around that automates it. Use your favorite Internet
    search engine to find it.



    Thanks all for the information.
    Thanks all for the information. The culprit ended up being the setting "Clear
    Virtual Pagefile" on shutdown. I disabled that and the shutdown time returned
    back to normal.

    --
    Chris Millette
    MCP/Network Administrator
    Community Bank & Trust


    :

    I have the exact same problem. There is NO 3rd party software only DPM 2007.
    I have the exact same problem. There is NO 3rd party software only DPM 2007.
    This is an x64 server that is a brand new fresh install. Started happening
    after the patches from last Tuesday were applied.

    :


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    Charles Farlee, Feb 10, 2010
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  7. Hello Charles,

    For SBS related questions better use one of this:
    http://www.sbs2008.com/

    There are your SBS experts.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber


     
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Feb 10, 2010
    #7
  8. Millette

    John Cormier Guest

    The Clear Virtual Pagefile on Shutdown setting fixed it for me as well. Thanks for sharing the solution - it was a very frustrating problem!
     
    John Cormier, Nov 19, 2010
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