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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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Memory? We use minimum 12GB on SBS 2008.

SQL running on the server?
GerhardpetAuthor Commented:

8GB of ram

The server was setup in Dec and has been working fine up until now
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.

Configuration Guide and Best Practices

Read the guide to learn how to orchestrate Data ONTAP, create application-consistent backups and enable fast recovery from NetApp storage snapshots. Version 9.5 also contains performance and scalability enhancements to meet the needs of the largest enterprise environments.

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.
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.
GerhardpetAuthor Commented:
Found the solution by contacting Dell support

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