Solved

Running Check Disk Windows 2003 Server

Posted on 2009-04-06
4
781 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Is there a way to run chkdsk on a Windows 2003 server with the /f and not have to reboot Windows.  Is there a utility or something like that out there?
0
Comment
Question by:commeng
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
zelron22 earned 250 total points
ID: 24080268
If you're going to run check disk on the system partition, you need to reboot, as there are many actively open files due to the OS running.

0
 

Author Comment

by:commeng
ID: 24080325
I have 16 servers, Exchange, SQL, File, FTP, Web site all over the place.  Next week I am bringing in a new BDR system and the company providing the service has stated that I need to run Checkdisk and defrag on all the servers before the new unit comes in.  

The owner of the company is telling me not to take down the network.  I just wanted to make sure there was no other way.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:johannortje
johannortje earned 250 total points
ID: 24084496
You will need exlusive access the disc, meaning no O/S or application interferance.
0
 

Author Comment

by:commeng
ID: 24085861
OK, thank you.
0

Featured Post

U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

Question has a verified solution.

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

I guess it is not common knowledge to most Wintel engineers/administrators: If you have an SNMP-based monitoring system in your environment (and it's common to have SNMP or Syslog) it's reasonably easy to enable monitoring of the Windows Event logs,…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

823 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