I rebooted our SBS 2003 server yesterday and since the reboot everything has been crawling. The network speed is so slow and it is taking ages for users to save documents and print to network printers.
All PC's also have mcafee total protection on them which would also have updated around the same time as the server was restarted.
I feel this problem is going to be like looking for a needle in a haystack and wondered whether there were any very common causes to investigate first. It is not helped by the fact that I am not on site until Monday but am able to work remotely.
Couple of things I am thinking:
1. Try an alternative router (could a dodgy router cause this problem? I did reboot the router yesterday and think the issue was less severe immediately afterwards)
2. Turn all workstations off bar the server and one workstation to see if the problem still exists. If not then introduce one workstation at a time to try and narrow down any potential faulty hardware that could be causing the problem.
Any other suggestions? My users are very unhappy and it is impacting their ability to work...
Many thanks in advance for any suggestions :-)