I have a Microsoft SBS 2008 server that is a Dell PET110. Server is only about a year old, has 8GB Ram, and is set up to work in a very small office with 10 workstations. Services on server are basic services, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, etc. I've worked with Dell and run DSET on the server and they only told me to make change to DNS with command that would change pool size to 1000 to limit the amount of memory and the size of page file. I've tried that but still having severe performance issues.
The only thing the server does is act as a basic file server with three shared folders. One of the shared folders is an application called Dentrix.
Application was running fine on our old HP server that was over 6 years old and had only 3GB of memory and Windows 2003 server.
This Dell server has worked great for months...really fast (a lot faster than old HP). About a month or two ago we started having some performance issues (without any changes). Now the server seems like it is about to go down it is so slow. I removed all Anti-Virus programs, all third party back up programs, and still no increase.
Takes almost 30 minutes to reboot now for some reason.
After booting, a window pops up that is titled "Open With" and you have the option to choose from about five programs (notepad, wordpad, paint, adobe, etc.)
I followed Microsoft's instructions a while back on how to move the WSUS location, but that went smoothly (I think). I did this to save room on the C partition.
Any ideas??? Dell is almost useless in support.