Event IDs 8026 and 8031 in the event log then SBS 2003 freezes. Then runs fine for a few days and then repeats

I am stumped on this one.  On SBS 2003, the 16 MB application log fils up with loads of 8026 and 8031 event IDs ovr just a couple minutes - hundreds of 8026 then hundreds of 8031 then it repeats.

Then the server freezes up / people can't access the shares and we reboot it.  then it runs fine for a few days (3 - 8 days - it varies) and the problem reoccurs

The text for the errors are:

Unable to open LDAP session on directory 'SPOCK.domain.local' using port number 389. Directory returned the LDAP error:[0x1] Operations Error.    

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LDAP Bind was unsuccessful on directory SPOCK.domain.local for distinguished name ''. Directory returned error:[0x51] Server Down.    

EventID.net talks of more complex systems than ours (just a single SBS server) and  / or DNS errors that look OK when I look at the DNS server control panel.

any advice would be greatly appreciated.

babaganooshAsked:
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upul007Commented:
Do you have any type of back up set up on the server or any type of application that may access the realted files and not close them like AV software?
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babaganooshAuthor Commented:
this didn't do anything, but I need to close my long open questions.

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osa2Commented:
Hi, I expierence the exact same issue! Found out anything??

Server works fine for 5-8 days then freezes reboot and works again for 5 - 8 days
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babaganooshAuthor Commented:
the client is an accountant and he has some accounting apps running on the sbs server.  We 'played' with the server a while ago and problems went away.  then I noticed the problem came back recently / months later and when I asked him about it, he said he was told that one of the apps (efile Cabinet?) was coming out wiht an update soon that will solve this?

his machine is 3+ years old now and I've been telling him to proactively replace the server since this problem started.   when he finally does, I also told him he should put the accounitn apps (lecerte, efile, etc) on another server.

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