Random Unresponsive & Slow WIN2K Server

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I have a Windows 2000 Server SP4 that all of a sudden started becoming slow and unresponsive to client's share access/logon requests randomly (once a month or every 2-3 weeks). If I reboot the server it's fine until the next time. I suspected the problem to be a leak in lsass.exe. So I ran the performance counters ProcessPrivate & Virtual Bytes for lsass process, but couldn't find anything. I also downloaded & ran the MS UMDH utility to check for memory leaks in LSass process, but couldn't find anything. Any ideas? (besides re-installing OS!) TIA
ASKED: February 7, 2006  10:18 AM
UPDATED: February 9, 2006  12:33 AM

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One possible culprit is overall memory usage – forcing the server to start swapping. If this is coupled with a close-to-full disk and a fragmented paging file. I’ve seen this cause up to 8-10 second delays on a Win2K server.

Another possibility is a hard disk that is starting to die. Check the event logs for any signs of trouble that way. Although this seems less likely.

In cases like this, I always start with checking disk use, memory usage, event logs for anything that might correlate.

Good luck, and let us know what you find.

Bob

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  • Sudh2k
    Hi, Check whether HD free space become lesser than the virtual memory you set for all drives. This can be a real issue.
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