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Virtual server 2003 seems to be running slow

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I have a file and print server that I did a P to V on about 4 years ago. It is running Server 2003 sp2. Has been running fine for a long time. For the last few months we noticed theat when you open up windows explorer to drill down to any file or folder inthe directory it hesitates alot between clicks.

We checked CPU and Memory and they are all running fine. No rougue processes. Turned off A/V, Other servers on the same ESX host are running fine. 4gb free on the C drive and 15gb free on the D (data) drive. I have 4 cpu assigned to it and 4gb of ram.

I defragged the c drive last night but no change in performance. C drive still looks pretty fragmented after defrag.

Any ideas
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Explorer.exe maybe searching for something.
Check for some Shares or mapped Network Drives that may be offline, if the share is offline it takes a lot of time for Windows to realize this.
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No luck, I checked and only one mapped network drive which was a good one. I disconnected any ways to test and no change. I checked all the shared folders and all of them are valid.
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You can also check, CD drives, USB FLash Drives and RAIDs some of your disk maybe failing.
Try disabling  USB and CD drives access to the Virtual Machine.

Also you can check the S.M.A.R.T status of your HardDrives to check for possible problems.

Is your Host machine Working OK, Can be a hardware failure.
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I forgot to mention to check for lack of free space on your virtual and hardware Hard disks.
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it is a virtual server so disk failures would effect all servers not just this one. also no place to plug a falsh drive in a virtual pc.
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To be able to do a full defrag you need to have at least 15% of free space on each drive.
Hope it helps.
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did defrag and alot of files could not be moved. Still pretty slow.
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