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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.

Thanks
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