Cluster Server Slows Down or Hangs When Running Resource Monitor

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Symptoms

When you use the Resource Monitor tool on a computer running Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS), you may notice that the server eventually slows down or stops responding (hangs). You may not notice an immediate drain on resources, but the performance impact could be significant over a long period of time.

Cause

A leak in Resource Monitor's own memory causes it to slowly use up all free memory in the computer in order to keep running.

Resolution

Windows NT Server, Cluster Server, or Workstation 4.0

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
  • Windows Service Pack Center -or-

  • 152734how to obtain the latest windows nt 4.0 service pack
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Cluster Server. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition.

This problem was first corrected in Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6.

More information

Resource Monitor (Resrcmon.exe) is an MSCS component that monitors the health of each resource through callbacks to the resources and communication with MSCS by using Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs). It also provides the polymorphic interface between generic calls and the specific online operation for that resource.

Clusters are useful in that they simplify the management of servers by allowing an administrator to manage them as a single computer. MSCS has built-in clustering server software in Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition. As well as easier manageability, MSCS offers improved availability, more cost-effective scalability, and automatic failure detection and recovery. MSCS can also be used to move server workload to balance usage and to provide for planned maintenance without down time.

For more information about the features of MSCS as implemented in Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc767919.aspx

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Article ID: 236360 - Last Review: November 2, 2013 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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