Slow Down on Specific Computers during Specific Times of the Day..

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by OlYellerSnow, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. OlYellerSnow

    OlYellerSnow Guest

    I'm having the same issue as well. The computers essentially loose all
    network connection overnight and have to be rebooted in the morning. They
    slow WAY WAY down to the point they can't be used around 4pm or 5pm.
    Restarting the computer always solves this issue but the time amount of time
    it is fixed varies. Not all computers have this issue though. Every
    computer in the building is identical and the software is the same on every
    computer. I'm puzzled. Please help.
    Zach
     
    OlYellerSnow, Aug 1, 2006
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  2. OlYellerSnow

    OlYellerSnow Guest

    I meant to copy and edit that post. Here's what it was supposed to say:

    My company currently has 15 computers and many of the computers essentially
    loose all network connection overnight and have to be rebooted in the
    morning. They also slow WAY WAY down to the point they can't be used around
    4pm or 5pm. Restarting the computer always solves this issue but the time
    amount of time it is fixed varies. Not all computers have this issue though.
    The high traffic times on computers is at 8am to 10am and the slowest
    traffice time is around 4pm to 6pm. Every computer in the building is
    identical and the software is the same on every computer. I'm puzzled.
    Please help.
     
    OlYellerSnow, Aug 1, 2006
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  3. I'd look for a common Enemy
    Same Switch,
    Same Crappy Program running.
    And Above all
    Check for Spyware and Viruses..

    Especially if they are in a "Group" of people
    They will often say, this is cool program
    then give the Virus/Spyware to some one else in the group.

    If you don't have a third party Spyware In mind you can try using
    MS Windows Defender, Even thought it's Beta2
    it's the best beta product I've even seen, and it's free..
    Yes there are others that are free, but I like it when WSUS updates it also.

    Russ

    --

    Russell Grover
    SBITS.Biz
    Enterprise Solutions for Small Business
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    MCP, MCPS MCNPS, (MCP-SBS)
    Portland/Beaverton Oregon USA
    Support @ SBITS.Biz
    http://www.SBITS.Biz
     
    Russ SBITS.Biz \(MCP SBS\), Aug 1, 2006
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  4. Oh also look for the person with Headphones (Streaming Audio/Video), or
    Downloading Big files...
    Running Kazaa or LimeWire or something else.
    They could be causing the problems...

    --

    Russell Grover
    SBITS.Biz
    Enterprise Solutions for Small Business
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist.
    MCP, MCPS MCNPS, (MCP-SBS)
    Portland/Beaverton Oregon USA
    Support @ SBITS.Biz
    http://www.SBITS.Biz
     
    Russ SBITS.Biz \(MCP SBS\), Aug 1, 2006
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  5. There's also an interesting phenomenon that occurs on low end client
    machines. The caching algorithm that XP uses favours most recently used
    programs. Which is fine, when you're actively using the computer. But if you
    go away (such as overnight, or a regular meeting in the afternoon), the
    cache can get flushed by background programs that are now doing their thing,
    since you're not actively using the foreground applications. When you come
    back - the machine appears dog slow because it has nothing you need in cache
    and has to go load it from disk. Add to that a highly fragmented disk, and
    minimal RAM, and you have a noticeable problem.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 2, 2006
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  6. OlYellerSnow

    OlYellerSnow Guest

    I checked the computers for any kind of spyware or common non-work
    relatedprogram and couldn't find any (as no one can install a program without
    my knowing). The server is brand spankin new and the problems first occured
    when we got the new server. The problem can occur whether or not you're
    using the computer but is worse overnight when it is not used. I really
    can't figure this one out and it's starting to cause a lot of frustration.
    Any other pointers? I may have to call in the company who installed the
    server to see if it's on their end. Thanks for your help so far!
    Zach
     
    OlYellerSnow, Aug 4, 2006
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  7. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Aug 4, 2006
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  8. OlYellerSnow

    OlYellerSnow Guest

    Here's the ipconfig/all. I did this from a remote desktop which I'm not sure
    will work. Everything I know is self taught so I may get something wrong
    here and there. Let me know if that helps or if you need more info. Thanks
    again for all the help everyone has provided me with so far.
    Zach


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : sbserver
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MRM.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : MRM.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server
    Ada
    pter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-48-2D-27-D9
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.104.88
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Server Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Dual Port Server
    Ada
    pter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-48-2D-27-D8
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
    151.164.1.8
    Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
     
    OlYellerSnow, Aug 4, 2006
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  9. Hi Zach,

    If you are only using 1 nic in the server, you should disable the other nic
    completely.
    DNS on the server nic should point to the server IP only. Change it, rerun
    CEICW. How about the ipconfig/all from a client?

    --
    Regards,

    Marina Roos
    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
    www.smallbizserver.net
    Take part in SBS forum:
    http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=53
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Aug 4, 2006
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  10. OlYellerSnow

    OlYellerSnow Guest

    Here's our setup. We have one server (sbserver) that we run our point of
    sale program off of. It holds all our our company files and data files for
    the point of sale program. We also have another server (tsserver) that is
    networked with the sbserver. The terminal server is where our senior
    management remote desktop into. It's my understanding that we have the
    terminal server so that when/if we expand, we will have another server that
    will be used instead of running everything off one machine.

    I feel like that information was probably needed at this point. Here's the
    ipconfig/all for the tsserver, a client that has the problem (clientA) and a
    client that doesn't have the problem (clientB).

    Let me know if this helps or if need anymore information. Thanks again.
    Zach



    tsserver:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : tsserver
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MRM.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : MRM.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast
    Ethernet
    NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D3-C4-D1-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5

    clientA:


    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : reg3
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MRM.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : MRM.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast
    Ethe
    rnet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-40-F4-D0-13-A8
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.108
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 151.164.1.8
    206.13.28.12
    206.141.193.55
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 04, 2006 2:58:53 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 05, 2006
    2:58:53 PM


    ClientB:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : reg2
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : MRM.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : MRM.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
    Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-61-4B-53
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.104
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 04, 2006 3:07:43 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 05, 2006
    3:07:43 AM
     
    OlYellerSnow, Aug 4, 2006
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  11. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Aug 4, 2006
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