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You may be unable to manually stop the Microsoft Exchange Conference Locator service.
This issue can occur when many clients are attempting to join an online meeting.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
301378 XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack
In the Services tool, stop the World Wide Web Publishing Service before you stop the Microsoft Exchange Conference Locator service. Be advised that this will affect your clients' ability to gain access to other services, including access to the Internet, intranet, and Outlook Web Access.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 2.