You cannot use the search function to search for mailbox items in an Exchange Server 2010 environment

Symptoms

You cannot use the search function to search for mailbox items in a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 environment. This issue typically occurs if the mailbox in the environment contains documents that have large file sizes.

Cause

This issue is caused by a deadlock issue in the Msftesql.exe process. Exchange Server 2010 uses the Msftesql.exe process as an indexing service.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2746164 Description of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about Exchange Search, go to the following Microsoft website:
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Article ID: 2793278 - Last Review: Feb 12, 2013 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

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