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We have a Windows 2003 Server enterprise edition SP2 & this is our inblr200 (file server of India) located at (IDC) reliance data center. The server hangs up frequently and it doesn?t give access to anyone for shared folders or even remote desktop. We have been restarting the server in the past for two times and this is the only thing that seems to fix the problem temporarily. We have enough memory for this server (8.83 GB AMD opteron TM processor 270 2.00 GHz). We can't make out any event logs of the problem on the server, any how attached few error logs related to mmc.exe hanging. Need your help in inspecting this issue on high priority. Details of the server as follows: Model: Proliant DL 385G3 S/N: SGH549X2AU

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Hi m8,

This sound like a memory problem, if you have dual memory blocks, then try to swoop them around, this might "move" the problem.
IF, this works, you know what to do - new memory block :-)

/Teis

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    Teis Thomsen Dec 05, 2008

    From one systemadministrator to another systemadministrator:



    When less than a quarter feel the need to vote for the effort some of us at FixYou offer, I think to myself, ”is it worth it”.

    They get help, and do not care to thank you; “thank you” do not cost a dime, so why????

    /Teis

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    Teis Thomsen Dec 15, 2008

    Hi, back again,



    Wondering if you got your problem Fixed,

    - if not, let me know,

    - if it´s Fixed, then vote “FixYa” to close this case,

    Thank you



    /Teis

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