I have a server that is running Windows Server 2003 standard edition(Server1). It is configured as and AD DC and also provides the following services: DNS, DHCP, and simple file sharing. On my network I have a total of two DC's and around 100 workstations that all run Win XP Pro SP2.
My issue is that occasionally network performance becomes really slow. This results in very slow access to files stored on the network and slow logon times for all of my workstations. I can resolve the issue by restarting Server 1. After a reboot performance is back to normal. I can find nothing in the event viewer that indicates what the problem is. I also do not see anything out of the ordinary in any of the performance monitors that I have configured.
The problem is obviously on the server, but I am at a loss of what the specific problem may be.