Solved

DC Server 2003 lsass.exe utilization high

Posted on 2007-04-05
3
631 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a win 2003 server running as a DC and it seems that LSASS.EXE stays near 100% cpu utilization.
My problem seems very similar to the older question:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Miscellaneous/Q_22142486.html?eeSearch=true

Based on the info from that question I looked at the performance meter and the current bandwidth for the network adapter seems to stay at 100%.
The site is to large to turn off and on computers, but I did look at the LED on the switch for this interface and it does not look as frantic as I expected it to look.
Looking at network packets sent and recieved in the performance meter seems to average 25-30 a sec for each, which does not seem excessive to me.
The machine is a server 2003 standard (SP1) with dual 2.4 GHz xenon and 1 GB ram.
Its only role is DC for a network of less than 150 computers.
The NIC is a gigabit Broadcom, and the second NIC is disabled.
Any thoughts on this appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:brucedelta
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:Computerguy107
ID: 18861543
It sounds like you are having problems with active directory. If you have a backup I would go to your backup. Active directory can become corrupt and cause this. There are repair tools to repair active directory but I would go to a backup.

Also I have seen viruses cause this.
0
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
Computerguy107 earned 500 total points
ID: 18861572
Here is a link to get you started.

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/Windows2000/AdminTips/ActiveDirectory/UseEsentutlwhenNtdsutiltoolfailstorepairtheActiveDirectorydatabase.html
Use Esentutl when Ntdsutil tool fails to repair the Active Directory database
0
 

Author Comment

by:brucedelta
ID: 18890185
I doubt it is a virus as there are no other sign and the system has McAffe enterprise on it.

I am trying to track down additional data that shows these symptoms relate to Active directory problems.

In reality if the system were not slugish when logged on I would not notice the problem, as there is noting in the event log or such, but when I log on it is slugish and I looked at the perf monitor to see high CPU utilization.  Other than that all seems to be running OK.
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I. Introduction There's an interesting discussion going on now in an Experts Exchange Group — Attachments with no extension (http://www.experts-exchange.com/discussions/210281/Attachments-with-no-extension.html). This reminded me of questions tha…
In this article we will discuss all things related to StageFright bug, the most vulnerable bug of android devices.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Hi friends,  in this video  I'll show you how new windows 10 user can learn the using of windows 10. Thank you.

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

8 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now