Windows 2003 server stops serving file shares- Cannot Remote desktop - Out of resources
Posted on 2007-04-02
Windows 2003 server file service problems. Large file transfers not possible after a few hours of
heavy use, Out of memory error on client's. Cannot remote desktop to machine. Must reboot machine.
2003 Server std, Only happens after heavy load. Serving up 4TB of data. Most data is housed on SAN.
No error's reported from server. Hardware is new. Network has over 1000 nodes on one flat switched LAN. Anti virus has been removed, Only other 3rd party app is Backup Exec.
This follows a previous problem when the previous server (different hardware) just stopped
serving network shares. Reboot and it would serve files for a few monutes then stop. Packet traces
showed the server would not respond to clients handshake request. PSS contacted and could not
identify problem. Was traced to server service stopping. Now we have the above problem with a new server 4GB RAM. We have at peak ~400 open file sessions. Is 2003 server not up to the task??
Basic file I/O should not be this difficult yes? We had a Windows 2000 server box serve this same
data reliably for 5 years. We are running win 2003 R2 SP2.
Thanks for any insight