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Windows 2003 server stops responding

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An old box running Windows 2003 Server Bussiness Edition, fully updated.
Installed Apache, MySQL and FileZilla using XAMPP 1.7.
After booting the server it responds to ping, port 80 and port 21 for about 15 minutes.
After that I get no replies. When I go over to the server and ping another computer in my network it starts responding again. For the same length of time as far as I can pinpoint.
I can't find any clues in the logs (Apache and Event Viewer)

Usually when I get to the server it has switched to the screen where you have to use CTRL-ALT-DEL and log in again.
(Not sure if that is the reason, but that's annoying as well)

Does anyone know what's going on and/or give me some clues how to solve it?
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Problem solved, sort off, by creating and running a program that pings the router every ten minutes.

Nothing fancy. The VB.Net code is below.

Public Class Form1
	Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
		Dim interval As Integer = 600000
		While interval > 0
			If My.Computer.Network.Ping("") Then
				Label1.Text = System.DateTime.Now
				MsgBox("Ping received last Answer " & Label1.Text)
			End If
		End While
	End Sub
End Class

Still open for more elegant solutions. :)
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