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SBS 2008 very slow

I have a SBS 2008 at a customer that started being very slow.

It is pretty much coming to a halt. After I reboot everything seems to work for a while until the users start to report errors in about a day or so.

I have Trend WFBS version 7 with all patches installed. I'm currently uninstalling to see if it will solve the problem.

Any other ideas in what to look for?
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Gerhardpet
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rakoczyCommented:
Memory? We use minimum 12GB on SBS 2008.

SQL running on the server?
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GerhardpetAuthor Commented:
No SQL

8GB of ram

The server was setup in Dec and has been working fine up until now
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louisreevesCommented:
US MSCONFIG and disable all non microsoft services, does the server run ok after this is done? DO a diagnostic startup, leaving only the application that are essential. MAke sure IPV6 is not disabled. If you have covered all your bases, you can try to determine is this a hard or soft lock. If you can use the keyboard to turn on the caps lock and you can see the mouse move, then you have a soft lock. you can try to create a dump to analyze with http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff545499.aspx

If the mouse and caps lock dont work- you are talking about a hard lock. Start looking at hardware issues.


you can also download perfwiz ( I think it works with 2008 now) or look at the SBS health monitoring and give us more information.

L
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Robert_TurnerCommented:
Don't start guessing.  Enable performance logging over a period of a week.  Look at disk usage, memory usage, processor usage and application/services performance.

Also, Louis commented has reminded me since he is recommending good practices, download and run SBS 2008 Best Practice Analyser.
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GerhardpetAuthor Commented:
Best Practice Analyser did not show anything

I contacted Dell and it turned out to be the storage driver that needed to be updated for the PREC S100 controller.

Everything is working fine now.
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GerhardpetAuthor Commented:
Found the solution by contacting Dell support
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