Server sometimes boots up, sometimes it doesn't
Posted on 2007-11-27
Our PDC in our company is a Windows Small Business Server 2003. Rebooting the machine is often a problem. Sometimes it succeeds, sometimes it doesn't. Then several reboots do help. The second, third, fourth, ... try may be successful. In the log files nothing is found about this strange behaviour.
We use a dutch version of SBS 2003 so my translations may be inaccurate, but when rebooting fails, the server seems to hang in phase "Preparing network connections". I once waited for more than 8 hours, but nothing changed. So now I press the on/off button to give the boot up a new try.
What can I do to find out what could be the problem of this.
Our server is a Dell Poweredge 2900