Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:26 PM
Today I noticed that my file copies were really slow and then I noticed that the hard disk light is on solidly and has been for the past hour. I found another report that Windows Search was causing slow file copies so I turned that off but the light is still just constantly on -- without anything accessing the server at the moment. I even tried restarting the computer and as soon as it came back up the light went solid again.
Task manager shows that DEManager.exe is taking 0-2% of the CPU but none of the other processes show much activity at all.
Is this expected behavior?
Saturday, March 03, 2007 10:44 PMModeratorNo, it's not really expected behavior. Did you log in to the server using remote desktop and check the event logs for anything that might suggest the cause?
If there's nothing obvious, the you should log a bug on Connect.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007 10:06 PMI decided to let it run for a while longer and it eventually settled down. I am not sure what it was up to but since it eventually calmed down I guess it's not a problem.
Thursday, March 29, 2007 2:43 PMI have noticed the same symptom. Hard drive light has been on for over a week.
In task manager, I enabled the disk I/O columns in the Process tab, and found that Isass.exe is constantly reading and writing to the hard drive. I tried a Google search but have not been able to find an answer. The security event log shows a "successful audit" info for the user account from a client being successfully logged on every minute. This is a continuous event,with no log off.
I will try disabling desktop search and indexing to see if this helps.... No difference found.
Thursday, March 29, 2007 5:16 PMIf you are talking about Isass.exe, a google search came back and said that is a virus. You would want to check out http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2005-021115-5938-99&tabid=2
and get that removed.
If you meant Lsass.exe that is a windows process that deals with the IPSEC Service, Protected Storage and the Secutiry Accounts Manager.
Friday, March 30, 2007 11:52 PMTyping....capital I small l.
I found the virus references you mention, and eliminated those from the equation.
It is the windows process that is gobbling up HD resources.
Sunday, April 01, 2007 6:26 PMI believe Sunday is "cleanup" day. There will be quite a bit of HD activity while that's going on.