Event log quits logging - server quits responding

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by JonathanL, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. JonathanL

    JonathanL Guest

    Server is an HP ML310 G5p running Windows SBS 2008, at SP2 level.

    Recently the server experienced these symptoms:

    1. Email stops being delivered to the clients
    2. Cannot login to the server via rdp or console. After entering the
    password it just sits at a blue screen that says Welcome.
    3. Post-reboot review of the logs show that the application, system, and
    security logs just stop logging events until the reboot.
    4. Apparently DNS continues to function and maybe file services because the
    clients can still access the shares and Internet.

    The last entry in the logs is at approx. 5AM and no entries were recorded
    until after the server was power cycled just before 4:30PM. What's also
    puzzling is that one of the first entries after it got going again was about
    an unexpected shutdown at 12:00PM.
    There are no entries in the log from the Eventlog service that you normally
    see with a restart.

    I've tried searching for anything that might clue me in to what is causing
    this but I've come up empty-handed so I'm asking if anyone here has any idea
    what might be the cause or what to look for.

    JonathanL, Dec 14, 2009
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  2. JonathanL

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    A best practices analyzer run would probably be a good idea.

    If event logging is not logging, then you might want to look at disk
    integrity and then perhaps create new event log files and restart. Without
    logging it's going to be very hard to get grips on what is happening.

    Is the event log service running?
    kj [SBS MVP], Dec 14, 2009
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