SBS 2003 users intermittently cannot save files unless server restarted
Posted on 2011-09-07
Environment - Small Business Server 2003 running on new HP server with RAID array. 10 assorted XP / Win7 workstations.
Problem - twice in the last 3 weeks all users have been unable to write an open file to the server drive nor have been able to open a closed file on the server drive. Word generally stops responding. Logging in remotely to the server, I am unable to open any documents in wordpad. Shutdown / restart the server and life goes back to normal.
Server had been running fine for almost 6 months. Problem started after @@#^!! electricians in the suite next door killed power to our server. Whatever they did temporarily killed the two UPS the server was connected to. When they restarted the server w/o UPS, the server came up, gave some sort of drive error (was not there, did not see it) and ran slow for 1-2 hours. They shutdown / startup the server and it ran fine without any errors. 3 subsequent shut downs show no errors from the RAID controller on startup. Any ideas?