Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Serious Issue with unresponsive servers! in Technical; We have a serious issue with 3 servers (2 DCs and 1 Exchange Server) where the server becomes totally unresponsive. ...
We have a serious issue with 3 servers (2 DCs and 1 Exchange Server) where the server becomes totally unresponsive. Users can't log on and generally everything starts to fail. When we visit the server, the login box has disappeared and the only thing we can do is a hard reset, this issue has been going on for nearly 6 months now, it started with 1 server and has now affected 3!
It happens at almost random intervals and SLT are starting to get seriously annoyed and we have no idea what the issue is. In addition to this, Ofsted is due soon, probably next month, so... I think that explains that!
The 2 domain controllers are 4 year old IBM eServer MT-M 8670-L1X. Specs:
Dual Intel Xeon 2.80GHz
4Gb RAM (3.81Gb Windows)
Windows Server 2003 R2 x86
The Exchange Server - HP Proliant DL380 G5 (Will have to confirm this, but it's something similar!)
Dual Intel Xeon E5320 1.86GHz
Windows Server 2003 R2 x64
At first we thought the 2 DCs would need replacing, however, the mail server is brand new and giving the exact same issue.
Does anyone have any ideas what could be the problem? We are desperate!
Last edited by Zoom7000; 24th September 2008 at 03:20 PM.
It definitely sounds like some sort of corruption to me, affecting critical services DNS/DHCP possibly even AD itself. I would highly recommend you check the event logs for any clues. I would also (if possible) run Scandisk (especially on the system drive) to check for errors.
How long has this problem been going on for? What Service Pack are you running on your servers? What AV software do you use? Have you scheduled an over night scan?
Thanks for your help guys. I'll give these things a try tomorrow, Right now I've gotta run home. Daughter has thrown up nearly 10 times today. Just hope she gets better before the evening. I was supposed to bring her in to school tomorrow for an event and everyone is so looking forward to seeing her! Moral dilemmas! Professional dilemmas! Argh!