I am encrypting a 2003 and 2000 server, with SB 22.214.171.124. Both have 4gb RAM and 160gb hard drives. The 2000 server takes 4 hours to encrypt. The 2003 server takes 30 hours to encrypt. Any ideas as to why the 2003 server takes so long?
If the Server is doing anything at all, it knocks the encryption process to the background. By Default, SafeBoot sets the encryption process to low priority. Since it is low priority on a server that may be doing a lot of things, it could take days to fully encrypt. If you shut off all communication to the server and let it set there it will probably encrypt much faster.
Did you apply the Windows 2003 SP1 updated fileset to that machine? It was an optional fileset in SafeBoot 4.2. Also, because I don't remember... are you running the latest version of 4.2? Is there a reason you haven't upgraded to 5.x? SafeBoot 5.x is 2-4 times faster at encryption than 4.x.