SBS 2008 hangs on "Applying Computer Settings" during boot
Posted on 2011-09-12
During boot, the server spends 30 minutes while displaying "Applying Computer Settings". After 30 minutes, you are allowed to logon and the server behaves fine. After a variable amount of time, the server may become unresponsive to the clients and on the console. May take a day or a week.
Windows Small Business Server 2008
Patched to the latest patch as of 12.9.2011
DELL PowerEdge T610
1x Xeon CPU 5330
3x SAS 300GB 15k in RAID 5
Two NIC's, one in use.
It is also running two small databases. One on SQL 2005 which is installed with the operating system, and one on SQL 2008 R2.
Performance monitoring shows a normal workload, but some times it reports heavy paging and CPU spikes.
Antivirus is fully updated Trend Micro Worry-Free Advanced. When we uninstalled the ScanMail engine, it became much better.
What I want:
I'm primarily looking for a proper boot-logger that can tell me how long the server spends on each part. I'd like to know what the server is waiting for. I've looked at SysInternals Process Monitor, but that was a scary piece of software that slowed down my testcomputer imensely and produced 5 million loglines on one Windows 7 test-boot.
Emil , Norway