network slows down every afternoon
Posted on 2006-11-20
hi im running SBS 2003 with exchange and symantec mail security for exchange installed among some other programs.
My server runs everything DNS, DHCP, file and print, etc
I have 10 users and my server is a Xeon CPU 3.06g with 512MB.
Basically my issue is that every afternoon access to the server seems to be extremely slow. Users browsing the network and accessing data files are complaning that it is terribly slow and always around late afternoon. Some users it happens to them one day and then someone else the next.
The server is running about 80 processes and CPU usuage ranges all the time as it should i suppose.
I have looked into scheduled tasks and times it updates and things like that. nothing runs in the afternoon.
Is this server spec'd high enough to run all these tasks and users. Could an increase in RAM be a quick fix?
How can i pinpoint what seems to be slowing things up in the afternoon.
I have checked all computers for viruses/ spyware and adware