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SBS 2003 Keeps Freezing at the same time everyday

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SBS 2003 Keeps Freezing at the same time everyday

About 3 days ago our server freezes in am around 6-7 AM. I can only do a hard reset to get the machine responding again. in event logs I can see that some of the group policies were not being processed. BUt not sure what else i can check

please advise
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You have any virus software installed? If so can you remove it and restart see if the problem persists
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do you have any jobs running just before the time it crashes

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no AV and we have Zenith's Guardian backup server. I had the support update the agent

I get a lot of those events around the time when the problem happens

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1058
Date:            6/10/2010
Time:            6:23:10 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      xxxxxxxxxx
Description:
Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO cn={25F6738D-7B5F-43E1-B38F-E1F695DAC31D},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=xxxxxxxxx,DC=local. The file must be present at the location <\\xxxxxxxxxxxc.local\SysVol\xxxxxxxxxxxxxxc.local\Policies\{25F6738D-7B5F-43E1-B38F-E1F695DAC31D}\gpt.ini>. (Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unavailable, or access has been denied. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.



and



Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Userenv
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      1030
Date:            6/10/2010
Time:            6:23:10 AM
User:            NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Computer:      xxxxxxxxxx
Description:
Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that describes the reason for this.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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also getting alot of those in is System log around the same time


Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Service Control Manager
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      7011
Date:            6/10/2010
Time:            7:23:47 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Description:
Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the MSSQLSERVER service.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


and some of these

Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      W32Time
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      29
Date:            6/9/2010
Time:            7:23:34 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Description:
The time provider NtpClient is configured to acquire time from one or more time sources, however none of the sources are currently accessible.  No attempt to contact a source will be made for 15 minutes. NtpClient has no source of accurate time.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

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Im narrowing it down to the exact time when it seems to start about 1.10am, there was an inactive restart batch script in scheduled task that was not  scheduled to run but I deleted it now
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Those all look like file-lock issues.  If a program is locking files and holding those locks too long, the OS itself could come tumbling down as it needs access to some of those files to operate. My first suspicion is that your backup software is not working properly, not designed for a server, or has not been configured with the proper exceptions.

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Commented:
the software is designed for servers but like any backup software it may cause issues. There are no exceptions as this is image based backup, backups all with ShadowProtect agent

Author

Commented:
Updating the backup agent fixed the issue

Thx!