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SBS 2008 Slow XP Clients hanging on applications that access network data

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Hi Chaps,

We have an SBS 2008 install which has been running fine for around 8 months, now we have an issues when users are using a custom application that access data from the SQL server, the application hangs / runs very slowly. The same happens when users access Sage, the data files are also on a network drive, this is with XP clients.

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by:Humpdy
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can you see how much disk space is left ?
is the SQL Server been properly maintained, Backups, reindexes etc ?
Does your SQL Logs give any errors, timeouts or anything ?
has anything changed recently or were things just getting progressivly worse ?
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by:Amiga500
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Hi,

We have over 200GB disk space left, SQL Backups & ReIndexes are being done, there are no errors or timeouts that I can see.

I wouldnt say things are getting progressivly worse, its just random times when applications that need to access network data will freeze or hang.
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by:Humpdy
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you know if there is high CPU usage on the server at these times ?
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CPU useage is all good
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have you checked your network traffic as a bottlekneck ?

when it's slow, I would turn on SQL profiler to see if the database is acting up.
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by:Amiga500
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will fire up the profiler and see how we get on
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by:Amiga500
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A wee bit more info on how to perform the SQL profiler stuff would have been nice :)
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