Help!!! This is REALLY urgent.
I have a critical server that is running Windows NT Server 4.0 SP3 on a PentiumII 350Mhz 256MB RAM machine.
Every once in a while, the Server service stops responding. This means users cannot logon, access shares, and do anything. Plus, the server ignores keyboard input and will not let a user log-on locally.
However, TCP/IP is still functioning (I can ping it), which means this is NOT a hardware hang.
Because there is no way to communicate with it, the only option left is to shut the power off and restart it (and we all know how NT likes it when you do that...)
After it powers on, I can sea that prior to the hang, the System event log contains 3-5 entries of Event ID 2022 (which originate from the Server Service, as expected). The message text reads:
"The server was unable to find a free connection 93 times in the last 60 seconds. " (of course the numbers vary from entry to entry).
Microsoft Support site has a fix, but warns it's only valid for Windows NT 3.1 (and indeed, that fix is not helping here).
This is VERY urgent because it is unpredictable and it causes all the users to lose their work, plus the power-off power-on corrupts the file system.
HELP ! ! !