SBS 2011 downloading 10-15GB per day.

So I tried to isolate which PC was using the bandwidth, and basically shut them all down, and its still a problem.  I have disabled the VPN and FTP, and constant download spikes continue all day.

This has gone on for 2 months, but the weird thing is sometimes it starts at 8 am and goes until 4:30pm, other times its 24 hours a day.

The server has no exchange on it, only Microsoft Dynamics and the network has 10PCs and 8 VPNs and a server 2012 terminal server (which I have shut down, and downloading continued).

Whats the best way to determine the culprit?  I have included a file showing the ISPs monitoring of the usage.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Try CommView ( which is a Packet Sniffer. It can show bytes transferred for a given IP address and port name amongst other things.

It is not free, but not expensive and probably will do what you need. I use it myself.

WireShark is free but not as comprehensive as CommView. It may do what you need also, but I do not use WireShark.

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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Check to ensure that no application is schedule to be running from the task scheduler.

Do you do a backup to another location or you are replicating files to another server in another location?

You will need to install bandwith and network usage monitoring as highlighted by thinkpads_users

You might want to try

You have a small network, you can use the software for 10 sensors for free with full functionality
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Start with the basics:

1. Run netstat -aon and see what connections are active (it will give you the IP and the port number)
2. Run wireshark and take a capture
3. Ensure anti-virus is enabled, updated and there are no malwares on the server
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savethehumansAuthor Commented:
This is what I pulled from a couple of minutes of WS

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You want to re-capture and see if you can separate the data by IP address. CommView does that by default (which is why I like it).

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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
First thought is to check the settings in WSUS and or stop its services.  Then examine Task Man to see what is running, and lastly use Windirstat or TreeSizePro to see what file locations are expanding at the rate you describe.

Is there any corresponding upload?
savethehumansAuthor Commented:
Could this be caused from the server IP being, and with all the VPNs, regardless of if they are set to remote gateway?
savethehumansAuthor Commented:
I have ran comm view, and it shows almost nothing consuming bandwidth, yet my ISP is showing 10mb a minutes through the day.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In CommView, in the Latest IP Connection tab, number of bytes is over on the right side. I am sure you have seen that.

Now click on the logging tab, set up logging and log for 30 minutes.

Check the log and then ask your ISP what is going on.

If your modem or modem/router from the ISP includes a wireless component, someone may be accessing your internet without attaching to your network.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@savethehumans - Thanks, and I was happy to help.

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