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SBS 2008 is chewing the bandwidth - HELP!

Posted on 2009-04-13
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We upgraded to SBS 2008 about a couple of months ago and all went fairly well.

The problem I am having now though is that the SBS server seems to be downloading around 3gb per day everyday for no apparent reason? Having a quick search around the interent, it seems that a few people have encountered this same issue but there has been no real solutions to the problem. Can anybody help with some suggestions?

We are running forefront and WSUS but I don't think these are the culprits.

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Brett
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by:Philip Elder
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What are your Windows desktop OSs?
How many versions of Office installed?
How many versions of SQL installed (besides the many on SBS itself)?

WSUS will require anywhere from 30-50GB of downloads. FF, depending on the day does download multiple definition updates per day especially if you have your WSUS synchronizing more than a couple of times a day.

They will add up after the initial install.

Once things settle down a bit, then your bandwidth usage should go down. Also, you can use netmon from Sysinternals along with ProcessExplorer to pinpoint the processes using up the bandwidth.

Philip
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by:Braceman
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What are your Windows desktop OSs? XP
How many versions of Office installed? 1
How many versions of SQL installed (besides the many on SBS itself)? None

I suppose should explain a little more.......

This server is my own and I only have one laptop connected to it.

I have disabled WSUS and FF and it is still downloading. The problem is something else, as I have seen a few people on the internet with the same issue i.e. a constant 1-3gb per day of downloading.

Any other ideas?
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by:Philip Elder
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Use the tools mentioned to isolate the service doing the downloading and from where.

What are you using for a gateway? Does it have any reporting?

Philip
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by:Braceman
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What are your Windows desktop OSs? - XP
How many versions of Office installed? - 1
How many versions of SQL installed (besides the many on SBS itself)? None

I have disabled WSUS and Forefront and it is still downloading.

Its not WSUS.

Any other ideas?


 
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All sorted guys, it was forefront.........disable kaspersky updating within FF until they fix the problem and all good!
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