Post mortem on Windows server 2003

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My Windows server 2003 failed. How can I perform a post mortem to see why it failed? Is there a guide or application?

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The best mechanism is to see “Event Log”. From here u may get the whole story about windows 2003 server.
OR, u may download a small free tool called <a href=”http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg463009.aspx”>WinDbg</a>, / Windows Debugger.

Notes: There is a way “Memory Dump” that is a snapshot of what the system had in memory when it crashed. There r 3 types of that, viz, Samll / mini dump; Kernel dump and Complete or Full dump.

Please look here for <a href=”http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff551063(v=VS.85).aspx”>More Utility Tools</a> for ur purpose….

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  • Koohiisan
    If you mean that it crashed (blue screened), then I would say that you need the Windows Debugger (WinDbg), available for free from Microsoft. It's a bit of an odd creature for me to understand at times...but it *will* often allow you to analyze crash dumps to see what the offending process was. There are a few useful articles out there...try this one for starters and see if it helps: http://www.networkworld.com/news/2005/041105-windows-crash.html If there is a different issue you have in mind, then please update us as to the specifics!
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