I am pretty new to Windows Server 2008. On two separate events it shut itself down without any good reason. I would like to diagnose this, but don't know where to start. Where and what should I look for in the Event Viewer, and what else can I do to fix this problem? Also, is there an auto shutdown and startup scheduler in Server 2008? I Googled this, but found answers involving batch files which I don't have any experience with...
Found this in the Log:
Log Name: System Source: EventLog Date: 29/09/2012 08:25:56 Event ID: 6008 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: ericom Description: The previous system shutdown at 8:16:06 on 29/09/2012 was unexpected. Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event"> <System> <Provider Name="EventLog" /> <EventID Qualifiers="32768">6008</EventID> <Level>2</Level> <Task>0</Task> <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords> <TimeCreated SystemTime="2012-09-29T01:25:56.000000000Z" /> <EventRecordID>5675</EventRecordID> <Channel>System</Channel> <Computer>ericom</Computer> <Security /> </System> <EventData> <Data>8:16:06</Data> <Data>29/09/2012</Data> <Data> </Data> <Data> </Data> <Data>91172</Data> <Data> </Data> <Data> </Data> <Binary>DC07090006001D000800100006006C00DC07090006001D000100100006006C003C0000003C000000000000000000000000000000000000000100000000000000</Binary> </EventData> </Event>
I tried to find what happend at 8:16:06 but none of the log files shows anything. The logs skips from about 8:07 until I turned the server back on at 8:25. The last thing that is logged at 8:07 is
Name resolution for the name www.public-trust.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
I tried Googling that message, doesn't seem like it would cause a crash or shutdown, but I'm not sure. Which log file would log application crashes? My Applications and Services Logs is empty except for 7 Microsoft Office events.