troubleshooting Question

Distributed File Service takes 100% CPU on Windows Server 2003 R2

Avatar of Robert Davis
Robert Davis asked on
NetworkingWindows Server 2003Server SoftwareActive Directory
10 Comments1 Solution1366 ViewsLast Modified:
We have a network with one domain controller running windows 2003 r2 and active directory in 2003 r2 mode.  We had an issue where users Documents folders were being written to the root of the share userdata$/Documents instead of userdata$/username/Documents which was caused by a typo in the redirect group policy.

Since we fixed this the dfs and corresponding lshash takes up all the remaining CPU.  Disabling the service also breaks the group policy editor.  Upon restarting the service it quickly go es back to consuming all available CPU which causes a plethora of network problems for domain users including logging in and printing.

I have tried deleting the offending and duplicate "Documents" folders under userdata$ but the problem persists.  The server is up to data with sp2 and subsequent patches and has been rebooted several times.

Any thoughts as to what could be causing this issue or a solution?  Thanks!

Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 10 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 10 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros