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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff]
We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO/1000 EB with I/O Acceleration network card drivers on Windows Server 2008 that can cause the BITS service to become unresponsive after a few hours to several days of operation. When that happens, the entire Network Service hosting service (SVCHOST) also goes unresponsive causing the COM+ EventSystem to also become unresponsive. This can cause issues with the following services:
Note: This issue will disappear after a reboot only to return a while (hours to days) later.
The current resolution is as follows:
If for any reason you must disable BITS as a temporary solution, follow KB922330 to prevent WSUS from losing functionality.
Note: The third-party product(s) that are discussed in this post are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.
Directly from the official SBS Blog : We are investigating an issue with certain Intel PRO / 1000 EB
Exactly what happened to one of our customers. Took a support call to MS to figure out that's what it was.
Similar issues with any other NIC so far or are we only seeing it with the Intel brand so far?
One of my clients is having the same problem with a Intel Pro 1000 MT card. I just updated the SBS 2008 server to SP2 hopefully that will fix it.
Glad I found this Blog, I was getting ready to call MS.
Same with Broadcomm Adapter. Faced same issue with Broadcomm Adapter as well.