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    Hi, Defrag runs on our SBS 2003 server daily close to afternoon. I am trying to figure out what is causing defrag to run at that time. Purpose is to change its time to run either at night or early morning. But issue is from where.

    Here is some extra information :

    1: There is no scheduled task running on the server. Unless there are some hidden tasks but I don't know how to view them.
    2: We are not running exchange server.
    3: We are running active directory but its online defrag runs at a different time in the evening and early morning. I guess default 12 hour runs.
    4: From different forums found and already tried HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Dfrg\BootOpt imizeFunction => Enable=N . It didn't work.

    5: Process explorer shows that defrag was started by
    - System -> SMSS -> Winlogon -> Services -> SVCHost -> dfrgifc.exe & dfrgntfs.exe
    - dfrgntfs.exe runs with "-Embedding" parameter.

    6: Some more information from process explorer but I have no clue what it means or how I can trace the caller who is running defrag on the server.

    Process: dfrgntfs.exe Pid: 9736

    Type Name
    Desktop \Default
    Directory \KnownDlls
    Directory \BaseNamedObjects
    Event \BaseNamedObjects\DiskDefragmenter.Event.Volume
    File C:\WINDOWS\system32
    File C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\amd64_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_5.82.3790.4770_x-ww_D89390E2
    File \Device\WMIDataDevice
    File C:\WINDOWS\WinSxS\amd64_Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.3790.4770_x-ww_3807D667
    File \Device\WMIDataDevice
    File \Device\KsecDD
    File C:\WINDOWS\Registration\R000000000010.clb
    File \Device\NamedPipe\lsass
    File \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Key HKLM
    Key HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider\ HwOrder
    Key HKCR
    Key HKU\S-1-5-18_CLASSES
    Key HKCR\CLSID
    Key HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\COM3
    Key HKU
    Key HKU\S-1-5-18_CLASSES
    Key HKU\S-1-5-18_CLASSES
    Key HKU\.DEFAULT
    Key HKU\S-1-5-18_CLASSES
    Key HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Dfrg
    KeyedEvent \KernelObjects\CritSecOutOfMemoryEvent
    Port \RPC Control\OLE9A768FF801394F2C82B524F40911
    Process dfrgntfs.exe(9736)
    Section \RPC Control\DSEC2608
    Semaphore \BaseNamedObjects\shell.{A48F1A32-A340-11D1-BC6B-00A0C90312E1}
    Semaphore \BaseNamedObjects\shell.{A48F1A32-A340-11D1-BC6B-00A0C90312E1}
    Semaphore \BaseNamedObjects\shell.{210A4BA0-3AEA-1069-A2D9-08002B30309D}
    Thread dfrgntfs.exe(9736): 6188
    Thread dfrgntfs.exe(9736): 9576
    Thread dfrgntfs.exe(9736): 8936
    Thread dfrgntfs.exe(9736): 6188
    Thread dfrgntfs.exe(9736): 11308
    Thread dfrgntfs.exe(9736): 11308
    Thread dfrgntfs.exe(9736): 11308
    Token NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:3e7
    WindowStation \Windows\WindowStations\Service-0x0-3e7$
    WindowStation \Windows\WindowStations\Service-0x0-3e7$

    I have absolutely no idea how to find the program which is running this defrag. Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: SBS 2003 defrag runs daily at the same time

    Originally posted by davidkhan View Post
    2: We are not running exchange server.
    Are you sure? From memory, SBS with Exchange disabled starts to complain and automatically shut itself down on a regular basis.
    Gareth Howells

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    • #3
      Re: SBS 2003 defrag runs daily at the same time

      We are running the exchange server from within one of the VMware virtual servers running on the SBS 2003 R2 server. But definitely exchange server is not running from the SBS 2003 R2 server.

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      • #4
        Re: SBS 2003 defrag runs daily at the same time

        Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
        Are you sure? From memory, SBS with Exchange disabled starts to complain and automatically shut itself down on a regular basis.
        That is not correct, TTBOMK.
        TIA

        Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
        http://www.wintra.co.il/
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        • #5
          Re: SBS 2003 defrag runs daily at the same time

          Ah. What are the features that SBS keels over without? I was sure Exchange was one of them since that's core to all editions.
          Gareth Howells

          BSc (Hons), MBCS, MCP, MCDST, ICCE

          Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.

          Please give reputation points if somebody has helped you.

          "For by now I could have stretched out my hand and struck you and your people with a plague that would have wiped you off the Earth." (Exodus 9:15) - I could kill you with my thumb.

          "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you." (Genesis 9:3) - For every animal you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.

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          • #6
            Re: SBS 2003 defrag runs daily at the same time

            It doesn't like not having AD installed. Seem to remember something about a second DHCP (not a split scope) but not totally sure.
            1 1 was a racehorse.
            2 2 was 1 2.
            1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
            2 2 1 1 2

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            • #7
              Re: SBS 2003 defrag runs daily at the same time

              IF it is not main DC (doesn't have FSMO roles), sbscore service reboots it every hour.
              TIA

              Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
              http://www.wintra.co.il/
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              Iím honoured to have been selected for the SMB 150 list for 2013. This is the third time in succession (no logo available for 2011) that I have been honoured with this award.

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              • #8
                Re: SBS 2003 defrag runs daily at the same time

                Originally posted by teiger View Post
                IF it is not main DC (doesn't have FSMO roles), sbscore service reboots it every hour.
                Now that is just spiteful.
                1 1 was a racehorse.
                2 2 was 1 2.
                1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                2 2 1 1 2

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