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SBS2003 Extremely Slow for no reason

tijnz
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Hi,

At my company we only have one server with everything running on it (Exchange Cached mode, RIS, DATA, DHCP, DNS, SQL, etc). Lately the server has been running very, very slow.
Clients can't check their emails, some can't even login.

The server itself is also very slow. I have to wait like 2 minutes open the START menu (yeah it's THAT slow).

I have checked the system monitor and there are no processes hogging up the CPU. Tho CPU Usage is between 20 - 60%. Is there a hidden process which could cause this? My collegue told me there was no virus nor spyware on the server.

Server hardware is

Dual 2,4Ghx Xeon
2Gb of RAM
140 SCSI hard drives in RAID.

I think this is it.

Thanks in advance

EDIT: Sometimes the server is at it's normal speed (for like 5 minutes) and then it will go back to the Escargo like speeds... ah this is so frustrating.

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SP1 is installed.
I have rebooted several times.
Antivirus and Antispyware is the newest newest from Symantec Corporate.
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When was SP1 installed, recently or long enough ago to not have a bearing on this situation?
Was it done properly (i.e not just sticking SP1 for MS Server 2003 on)

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I have the premium edition of SBS2003 (integrated).

It's been running fine for a year or so
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We solved the problem... somewhat.

It had to do with low available space on C drive, and severe fragmantation on both C and D drives.
Also the Exchange information store was extremely fragmented  so while mounting the store and accessing data it resulted in instant performance degradation. Even so severe dismounting was not an option anymore.

We moved the information store from C to D. And we did an OFFLINE defragmantation of the information store. And now the problem is hopefully solved.

Ill devide points for the people that cared to help me. Thank you.
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Nice one, Glad you sorted it, thanks for the points, although they were undeserved ;)
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