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Slow server performance at the same time each day

Morning all,

We have a 2003 file print server that slows down at around 5.30 each evening. I checked the scheduled tasks, and there's none scheduled for this time. Any ideas?
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Try running perfmon and adding in disk, memory and processor utilisation counters and see if anything crops up.

Does the server do anything else? Global catalogue server? DC?

Do you have a lot of people synchronising offline files back to the server when the log off and go home?

It could be a bunch of things but perfmon should help pin down what is doing it.

Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
Above will help find it of course but my bet would be on Antivirus scan running at this time on the server, or maybe even a client PC scanning all drives including network ones?

Again perfmon can tell you all this too but for a simple quick check have you looked at task manager at the time on the server to see what is casuing slowness -- does CPU utilisation go hgh for one process?

Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
So what was the issue in the end and why the b grade?
sherryfitzgroupAuthor Commented:
I didn't find out what was causing the problem yet but i'm going to try a sniffer on it. Big Dog said I should.

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