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Identifying Bottlenecks in Busy Network

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I manage a 45 user Windows 2003 network/Domain. There are 30 local users and 15 remote Terminal Service users.

Two T1's bonded into 3Meg for internet.

Sonicwall TX210W firewall

Two Netgear 24 port gig switches and Cat5E throughout the network.

All servers have atleast 30 gigs of free space on all drives
All server drives are defragged and restarted every two weeks.
All boxes run Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
One Dell PE1950 sevrer (dc) running Win 2003 Std with 4 gigs of ram, Exchange 2003. and terminal Services.  

One Dell Pe1900 Win2k3 Ent server (dc) and file share.

One Dell PE 2650 Win2k3 Ent server running Blackberry Enterprise Server Express.

30 Dell Pc's (less than 18 months old) with Win7 and Office 2007, 4 Gigs ram.

3 Win XP/Vista Pc's with 2 Gigs of ram slated for replacement this year.

I know it would help if I could replace the server but there isn't a budget for that right now.

All Pc's are operating, but many of them appear slow.
How do I identify the hot spots of the network to eliminate bottlenecks?

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