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Windows XP 64 bit on Windows 2003 sbs 32 bit

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Hello all,

I am having an issue with Windows XP 64 bit and Windows sbs 2003 32 bit.  The current Windows 2003 sbs server has the max of 4 GB RAM.  However, during intermittent and unpredicatble times, the server slows to a crawl, and people cannot open, save, etc any files on file shares, etc.  

When setting up performance counters, the main things I noticed was the memory paging increased dramatically.  In addition, the disk queues increased to over 10, but that more or less makes sense to me due to the excessive (20,000+) pages/sec.  

So, to me, it appears there is some sort of memory problem, but we have the max of 4 GB.

More info:

1. According to the customer, this issue did not occur until the addition of the Windows XP 64 bit machines.  (3 in total)

2. I noticd when a slowdown occurred, someone (I believe it was someone on the XP 64 bit machines) was printing and/or saving an Autocad file.

If I understand correctly, Windows 2003 sbs 32 bit can only utilize 4 GB, so additional memory would not be useful.  

The SBS server is at sp2, and is running Exchange 2003, along with an SQL instance for BackupExec and serves out I believe 3 printers.

So, at this point, I'm open to ideas.  Well, ideas other than the obvious one of taking the XP 64 bit machines offline since our customer doesn't really want to do this.

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