What is wrong with the distributed file service?
Posted on 2009-04-14
I have a 2003 SP2 DC that has high processor (13-30%) usage by dfssvc.exe. When I stop the dfs service processor usage drops to 0-1%. At the same time, in the security log the server is logging hundreds of successful logon/logoff/special privileges assigned every Second! But at stopping the dfs service those also stop. This continues all day and night. I am not using dfs and am thinking of leaving it set at manual startup.
Also disabled Symantec Endpoint Protection and this did nothing. This is a DC, DNS, DHCP, print and file server. Only other software running is Doubletake latest version.l
Any ideas as to what has happened?