Slow Performance Writing to Disk and Temporary Files Stay Open

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When messages write to the %TEMP% folder and the process creates files that have hexadecimal numbers in their file names, the hard disk's input and output rate increases, causing slow performance over time. The temporary flag also keeps the temporary files open.

This behavior occurs when Exchange 2000 Server runs on Windows 2000 Server.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date        Time    Version        Size    File name   -------------------------------------------------------   04/28/2000  11:12a  5.0.2195.2071  19,728  mimefilt.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.
For additional information about how to install Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 hotfixes at the same time, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
249149 Installing Microsoft Windows 2000 and Windows 2000 Hotfixes


Article ID: 262326 - Last Review: 10/20/2013 20:17:01 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition

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