SBS 2003 unusably slow after SP2 install
Posted on 2008-10-21
I am running Windows Small Business Server 2003 for an office of about 10 people. Recently, after trying to resolve a terminal services access issue with Quickbooks, access to the server through the console or terminal services became unusably slow, on the order of several minutes to load a profile or launch an application (I'm still waiting as I type). Client access to the server, however, remained normal. I may have started digging myself into a hole when noticing that related posts would point to SP2 as a culprit. I have noticed that when I uninstall (back out of) SP2, then performance returns to normal, but I run into a host of other problems. When I re-install SP2 from the Windows Update site, the unusable slowness returns. I'm sure I'll have follow-on issues, but what is the best course of action for getting my server up to date on service packs (understanding that I may have to back out of SP2 again just to get access to the console)?