Windows 2003 Server Not enough server storage is available to process this command

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by JackTheKnife, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. JackTheKnife

    JackTheKnife Limp Gawd

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    When I try to get to any mapped drivers located on the Windows 2003 Server I always got message: "Not enough server storage is available to process this command". Any idea what is wrong? Thanks
     
  2. gigabyte1024

    gigabyte1024 [H]ard|Gawd

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    try this from a command prompt
    NET USE X: \\UNCPATH\FOLDER

    report back any errors
     
  3. Cmustang87

    Cmustang87 [H]ardness Supreme

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    If this indeed works you will need a syntax:

    /PERSISTENT:YES
     
  4. nessus

    nessus 2[H]4U

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    Assuming the 2kj3 server you are talking about is 32-bit, the target 2k3 server has a memory pool that is depleted, and it can't allocate more RAM to from the pool to allow another new network connection to the server. This typically happens due to a poorly written app or driver leaking memory on the server.

    Restricted pools in order of the most likely culprit:
    kernel non-paged pool
    kernel paged pool
    NetBIOS allocation pool

    Certain memory managment modifiers in boot.ini can make this happen much more quickly (/3GB switch). Using the /3GB switch cuts the kernel non-paged pool in half, the kernel paged pool by 33%, and reduces the page table free entry tracking table to 1/4 its normal size.

    If its a 64-bit OS on the target server, you have a NetBIOS allocation pool depletion. the other pools are huge and won't be depleted unless you have a memory leak thats in the 100's of MB a day with a machine that's been up and running for a year...