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regular spontaneous, unexplained reboots on a SBS system

I administer a MS SBS server.
Running on a HP 350ML G5 - 4GB with an UPS
Backup: LTO Ultrium.
MS SBS, Exchange 2003
Some branche specific applications (construction)
WSUS 3
File- and print server
This is a production platform for aprox. 35 clients.

Last month I implemented a second Windows 2008 Standard server with Terminal Server. This is just a member server.
 
In the last 3 days the SBS server rebooted without a noticable reason (no strange entries in the eventlogs)
The timeframe between the reboots is not fixed (1/2 hour - 15 hours). It happens during production hours and in the after hours.

Can anyone push me in the right direction? Does this problem sound familiar?

Robin

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spandexandyCommented:
Strange reboots without events logged could be hardware related and not anything to do with SBS. Do you have any hardware analysis tools from HP?
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RvdSchaftAuthor Commented:
Only the SMH System Management Homepage (https://localhost:2381)
But there is nothing out of the ordinary.

Are there any analysis tools from HP that I can use?
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sifueditionCommented:
Did the reboots start happening at the same time that the member server was added?  If so, I believe that will be your best option to research first.  While this may be hardware, that would be a large coincidence if these two things happened at the same time and they are not related.  

If they did not really start at the same time, then I agree that hardware is what I would attempt to eliminate first.  If you call HP support, they should be able to provide you with their hardware diagnostic tools.
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spandexandyCommented:
I agree with sifuedition. If I read your question correctly, it seems that the new server was last month, and the problem started only three days ago. So my gut says hardware.

Cheers.
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RvdSchaftAuthor Commented:
Sifuedituion and Spandexandy

I do agree with the both of you, The problems are not directly related with the new server. I will contact HP support and try to get the hardware diagnostic tools.
I will split the points between you, thanks again.

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