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Server 2003 small biz prob - crashing only at weekends

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JohnFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows Server 2003
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Help please.

I’m concerned about a Windows server I take care of for a small business.  I have installed ultra VNC on the server to use in case remote desktop fails.  Anyway the last couple of weekends, when i try to login to the server via R/D and VNC it didn’t work.
On logging into the Netgear router (which is the main gateway) I notice that the server is not even connected to the network, hence the reason of no connectivity.  This is strange because from Monday to Friday it’s been used as a file server and no problems at all there – suddenly at the weekend when not in use it’s started to crash.

Last weekend the same thing happened and when I got there, the server was still running but nothing was on the display screen, after a reboot it came on and all was ok up until this weekend, same thing again – I tried to login and it’s off the network – not responding to ping or anything.
I’ve checked the netgear router log and noticed that there is some attempts to connect to the server via port 5900 (VNC) from several different IP address’s.

This was the same last weekend, so now I’m thinking is it a possible attempt to access the server Via vnc and then this is causing it to crash or maybe a hardware fault.

I have a strong password on both VNC and Win Server  and nothing out of the blue is recorded in the event log after the crash occurs.

So any ideas please - Thanks.


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