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By byteside ·
I have built myself a server and installed Server 2003 Small Business. I have been using it for several months with no problems except this one:
The processor is experiencing a low level of idle time. Consistently low levels of idle time can cause performance problems.

Use Task Manager to view the top processes by CPU. If a service or less important process appears to be unusual, try stopping and then restarting it.

You can disable this alert or change its threshold by using the Change Alert Notifications task in the Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.

I get this message several times a day and it started after a failed update from MS. The update I belive was for video driver. I have looked at the running processes and don't see anything unusual. At least not anything I belive is unusual. My second problem is, I have three users set up to access the server resources (files, printers), only one shows up in active directory but all three show up in Server management. When I try to add one of the users that are not showing up in Active directory the system tells me they already exsit in the enterprise. They are not having any problems acessing anything on the network but I am still learning how to use server software and wanted to know if I configured something wrong and can it be fixed. Thanks for any replys.

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by dryflies In reply to Active Directory question

Maybe your users are in a different Organizational unit. Do you have the system on a different volume from the user data? if so, you can rebuild the system.
order the processes by CPU used. which one is using the CPU time? Whichever it is, remove it and reinstall it. Two possible approaches.

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by CG IT In reply to Active Directory question

is this the trial version or full version and if full, is it patched up with SP1?

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here's a link to SBS 2003 Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/default.mspx

you shouldn't have a process other than system idle that hovers around 90% so you've got some program chewing up resources. 0-11 % is is ok but your AV chewing up 90% or better on a continual basis isn't good. Most who run SBS use McAfee, Trend Micro or Symantec Corporate for Small Business. Might want to look at another AV solution.

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by byteside In reply to Active Directory question

OK, found users who were not in active directory. They were in the organizational unit MyBusiness in SBSusers. I moved them to the OU Users and now show up in active directory. I do have my OS on a seperate drive than the shared data. My users can still access all the network resources with no problems. But I am still getting the System Idle problem. The processes that are running high are: Inort.exe(antivirus), Uninstalled and reinstalled still running around 90-98. Csrss.exe running around 0-11. System Idle running around 88-97. This is full version not trial. I do not see service pack 1 listed in system properties but see lots of sercurity packs and hot fixes in add and remove. What is the name of service pack 1?

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