RE: Strange Problem on my Win2k svr

  • From: "Brian Parker" <bparker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 2004 11:46:51 -0000

1. Make sure you have your event logs set to overwrite as required. The
symptoms you describe are hanging through the sheer size of the logs,
and the default (overwrite events older than 7 days) can become unwieldy
if you are logging events continuously.



Brian Parker
Senior Computing Officer

-----Original Message-----
From: Naboth Semwayo [mailto:naboths@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2004 5:48 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Strange Problem on my Win2k svr

Hi Guys

I hope you can help me with this one because I dont know what else to do
and am under serious pressure to produce results.

I have a win2k svr - sp4 running exchange 5.5 also sp4. The problem has
three main symptoms:

1) after some time of operation if I go to the event viewer, double
click on one of the events nothing happens. I can try this for other
logs e.g system
+ app log but nothing happens. When I then try and close the event 
+ viewer I
get a message that I cant close the program before I close all the open
property pages. But there are no pages open.

2) We are on a dial on demand connection. When I double click the dial
up status icon on the task bar it doesnt respond. Also when I double
click the dial up short cut on my desktop it doesnt respond either. My
connection becomes "stale" and I have no traffic coming in or going out.
I cant also at this time access the network and dial up connections

3) The clients lose their network connection to the server.

Eventually I have to restart and everything goes back to normal for a
while until this starts again. I have consultants in today who condemned
my DNS and WINS. They went ahead and rebuilt these but hours after they
left the same thing occurred. 

I am now in the process of getting the latest OS patches via the windows
update site. I dont know if this will help however. 

Can anyone assist???


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