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High CPU load caused by slow disks?

We are running a online application on a 3-year old server (quadcore Xeon, 4GB RAM, SAN-disks). The server hosts besides the web application a SQL-, FTP-, SFTP, SMTP, and POP-services. Over the years ...
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High disk usage in CSRSS.EXE

I recently started working on the server for a certain software (Tango). The users complained that it recently became extremely low, so I used an application (ProcessHacker) to see the resource usage ...
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Increasing vCPUs for Server 2003?

I have a VM running Server 2003 and SQL Server 2008 on VMware ESXi. Can I safely assume this configuration can cope with a change to the number of vCPUs? Are there better solutions to address the ...
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527 views

How to reduce or shrink the MFT (Master File Table)?

I have a dedicated windows server 2003 with more than 3 millions of files, recently I created a new partition to separate the website files from the OS. Later I reduced the site of the OS with some ...
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544 views

High CPU Usage in windows server 2003

In one of our production servers the CPU usage is 100% and thus some of the backup jobs failed. In windows server 2003 cms.exe shows : 50%, tomcat_3.exe : 25%, and tomcat_1.exe : 25%. Please help me ...
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2answers
655 views

Terminal Server disk performance

Our users experience slow session performance at times during normal work hours. Applications (IE, Office Apps etc.) are slow to respond so is switching between them. This problem happens sporadically ...
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3answers
208 views

PHP + MYSQL site perfomance

I have to manage a site which wasn't developed by me. It is in PHP using a mysql database, which is located in the web server. The site, sometimes (when the visitors increase too much) stops ...
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296 views

Slow performance when serving files on Windows 2003 - where to search?

I've been searching for similar questions, but couldn't find any useful, sorry if duplicate. (I read windows 2003 server slow access and Horrible Windows Server 2003 performance while copying files ...
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2answers
239 views

Slow windows file system performance, how would we pinpoint the cause?

We have ~10 users who run legacy (16-bit DOS on windows 98) data entry software against a Windows 2003 file server. Files are accessed directly (i.e. it runs as if it's a client application with ...
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1answer
53 views

Measure impact of new software on Windows Server

I'm an admin for a small business. I've been asked to give another company my opinion on whether or not our servers have enough available resources to handle the addition of their software. I've had ...
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1answer
114 views

Windows 2003 networking performance behind leased line

I have a leased line which is capped @ 10mbit/sec up & down. Border device is a Draytek Vigor 3300V+. I have a couple of Dell servers running Windows 2003 behind the Draytek. My issue is that the ...
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2answers
71 views

Windows Server 2003 file server permformance problems [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: windows 2003 server slow access I have a Windows 2003 server which has RAID 5 storage which I have set up in the disk management of the motherboard and hard drives use ...
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Text entry out of order during slowness Windows Server 2003 terminal server

When the server is running slowly, anything I type in any text entry box comes in out of order. For example, IPCONFIG might become IPFIGCON. Basically, our Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Terminal Server ...
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Possible reasons for high CPU load of taskmgr.exe process on VM?

On a VMware virtual machine which has severe performance problems I can see a constant average of 20+ percent CPU load for the TASKMGR.EXE (task manager) process. The apps running on this server have ...
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1answer
718 views

CPU is very spikey and erratic, network latency. Windows Server 2003

Something is making my server go crazy. First it was just the network had some bad latency, then I noticed it was on the server, not the network. I thought it to be HDD related but I am not sure. It ...
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3answers
277 views

Windows Server 2003: Moving a window causes 100% CPU in Performance

Hey, I have a server running Windows 2003, the server seems to be slow when controlled remotely. I opened the performance monitor and moved the window, the CPU usage peaked to 100% for a moment, then ...
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1answer
257 views

How to monitor and log processor, memory and other details for website running behind IIS?

I have ASP.NET application installed behind IIS 6.0(Windows Server 2K3). Now when i run the application and i would like to get some load testing scenarios to work on this. While doing the load test i ...
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1answer
100 views

Need to improve performance on a server

Since converting online backup to an in-house backup (ArcServe) performance on this server has degraded considerably. Does anybody have recommendations on tuning for performance?
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1answer
138 views

Disk usage on IIS, PHP5, performance problems

I'm quite worried with a performance problem that I'm facing in one of our production servers. I'm working for a hosting company, so you can imagine how heterogeneous the applications runnning here ...
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1answer
474 views

Server 2003 slow share

I am running an 03 box with shares active. When uploading to the share, the speed is average. About 15-20 mbps.. This server is connected directly to 2 other machines accessing the server. When ...
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3answers
254 views

Server Performance

We have a dedicated server that we use to stage websites (our test server). The performance of the server has become really bad and we regularly have to restart it. When performance is poor I have ...
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1answer
2k views

sc-win32-status 121 and 1236 in IIS log

I am trying to solve some performance problems. We have a web server that calls another web server with WCF services installed. There are about 20,000 calls in 1 hour, most are a few milliseconds. ...
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1answer
254 views

Are Windows performance counter data points providing snapshots or averages of the prior interval?

I am wondering specifically about the "Process/% Processor Time" counter. If you set it to an interval of say 10 seconds, are the data points a snapshot of what the CPU utilization is at that 10 ...
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1answer
504 views

PerfMon Counters Not Available

Unless I'm going crazy here, I'm having a problem trying to load some basic counters from one of our older Windows 2003 SP2. Let's take Page Faults/sec as an example - when I try to add the counter, ...
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1answer
734 views

Does Windows performance degrade past a certain level of CPU utilization?

Is there a recommended average CPU threshold in running Windows boxes based on experience in other shops? Background: We are running with Windows Server 2003 32-bit OS. Servers are handling a major ...
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433 views

Disk fragmentation when dealing with many small files

On a daily basis we generate about 3.4 Million small jpeg files. We also delete about 3.4 Million 90 day old images. To date, we've dealt with this content by storing the images in a hierarchical ...
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3answers
2k views

Improving Performance of RDP Over LAN

Architecture: A deployment of 6 new HP thin clients (Windows XP Embedded) with TCP/IP access to several new HP servers (Windows 2003 Server). Each thin client is connected over fiber optic to a ...
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4answers
627 views

BackupExec 11 (on Windows SBS) performance suddenly dropped by 50-70%

The backup performance of a BackupExec installation suddenly dropped by 50-70% for no apparent reason. The was no user intervention, no reconfiguration, nor updates, and all tapes were affected at ...
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1answer
281 views

Improving terminal server performance for a specfic app

We have a windows 2003 terminal server running 2X application load balancign that is hosting a client's application that is accessed by around 50 users. Each user has there own database. The ...
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274 views

Better Memory Utilization (or how to improve Server 2003 performance)

We have been dogged by Server 2003 "locking up" from time to time since we moved from OLD linux servers to the new machines. It appears that the I/O waits go through the roof a few times a day and ...
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1answer
588 views

Server 2003 Performance Counters for File Shares?

I've got a disk with several different things going on. I'd like to determine approximately how much of the disk activity is due to file sharing. Is there a counter for this? Also, and I may have ...
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1answer
394 views

NT to unix password sync service?

I am developing using VSTS 2008 + C# + ASP.Net on Windows Server 2003 x86 to develop asp.net application with SQL Server 2008 Express. I find sometimes my system is very slow (not very responsive) ...
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Server 2008 is 50% slower than Server 2003!

I have two servers running identical hardware: IBM xSeries x345 (8670/71X) 4Gb RAM 4 x 30Gb Disk in RAID 5, hardware controller On one server I have Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 + all patches. On ...
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4answers
248 views

How do I determine what is hanging my server?

We have a database called Universe that runs on a Windows 2003 server. Most of the day everything runs fine and we have no problems. Actually most of the time period it works fine. We have seen ...
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2answers
1k views

When (if ever) should the Indexing Service turned on on a Sql Server Box?

I was recently looking over the settings for a server (Windows 2003 SP2) that is used exclusively as the DB host for a Sql Server 2005 install that is used on a website. I saw that for all three ...
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Dell PowerEdge IO and performance related problems

I have an Dell PowerEdge 830, but after installing a 4:th disk and while copying backup files to this new disk the overall performance of the server just plummet. The system degrades to a point where ...
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2answers
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Saving files over VPN slow only on the file server

We have a single file server in a single domain on our network. However, when department heads and the CEO try to save files from word and excel over their VPN connection, they are very slow. It is ...
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1answer
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Performance Logs and Alerts Service will not start

I have a Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 machine that recently shutdown due to a power cut, after rebooting the Performance Logs and Alerts Service will not start. When I try to restart the ...
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1answer
2k views

High Hardware Interrupt level on Windows Server 2003 (VM)

I have a rather loaded Windows 2003 server. It's mainly loaded with IIS instances (about 6 or 7 w3wp processes) and some sharepoint stuff. The machine was P2V-ed from a real host and now resides on a ...
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2answers
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Very Slow Virtual Disk I/O, LSI_SCSI Warning on P2V W2K3 64-Bit VMWare Guest

I did a P2V conversion of a production server (W2K3R2 64-bit) a while back using the VMWare conversion tool. I then installed the free VMWare Server 2.0 product on a Windows server, and am able to ...
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1answer
144 views

How can I give permissions to a user to be able to use the “Performance” monitor in W2003?

I have a user that needs to be able to access the Performance counters tool in one of my servers, but I can't make him an admin. Is there a way to grant him this permission? Thanks! Daniel
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7k views

Windows file server performance tuning

I seek your opinion and tips/suggestions in optimizing the performance of a new Windows file server I'm building. I've inherited a Dell NF500 storage server (basically Dell 2950 with Windows 2k3 ...
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2k views

How to find out if my Windows Server 2003 needs more memory?

What's the best way to find out if my server needs more memory? I suppose I should use Perfmon, but which counters? Thanks.
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IIS HTTPS Windows Performance Counters

We are currently checking the performance of our production sites (Windows 2003). They are serving a lot of HTTPS traffic, which we can't currently swap over to HTTP. I was wondering what were the ...
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617 views

Windows Server 2003 R2 - Perfmon no longer works

We have a Windows Server 2003 R2, which is also our Exchange 2003 server. Perfmon used to work fine on that machine, as it does on our other servers. At some point it stopped working. I'm unable to ...
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172 views

How can I use the maximum network possibility?

have a server running Windows Server 2003. There are 2 Gigabit-Network cards on the Motherboard. What would be the best way to plug the network cables, so that the data exchange will be optimised. The ...
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Performance Monitor can't add counters from .NET data providers

I'm trying to monitor my database connections with Performance Monitor, but for some reason I can no longer add the counters. Every set of counters OTHER than the two .NET Data Providers (for Oracle ...
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3answers
1k views

SQL Server 2008 faster in Windows XP than in Windows 2003 Server R2

The Windows XP configuration is a generic computer with a Pentium D 2.8GHz, 1GB of RAM, with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (RTM) - 10.0.1600.22 (Build 3790: Service Pack 2) The Windows Server 2003R2 is ...
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447 views

SQL Perfmon Trace: Wait for the Worker

I am trying to track down a sql issue with timeouts and am by no means a DBA, but i'm stuck with the job so i'll get it done. I've been running a trace on just about everything i can think of ...
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Performance Manager - what counters?

We're currently looking at moving from a traditional Server environment to a SAN/VMWare environemnt. I've been asked to gather performance statistics for our main servers - DCs, File Servers, ...