PDC keeps crashing w/ "The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty"
Posted on 2004-09-27
Our server keeps loosing connectivity and upon inspection has the following Event in the System Log:
"The server was unable to allocate from the system nonpaged pool because the pool was empty."
From what I've read, this appears to be a memory leak issue, but I can't seem to track it down. After several crashes and lots of irritated user calls, I promoted by BDC and was getting ready to wipe the PDC. Well, before I even got a chance to re-build the PDC, the BDC crashed w/ the same issue. So something in our network is causing it, but it's not the PDC.
I'm in an Enterprise environment and we recently completed our migration to AD. The NT servers are still necessary until we are able to migrate our Exchange 5.5 server to 2003. Also, there is a team currently planning and testing SMS. Based on what I've read, I'm leaning toward the SMS rollout as a possible cause. Any input is greatly appreciated.