I (my customer) have similar problem like described in this discussion:
EssentialsDM is stuck in "waiting to initalise" state. Problem started to occurring around a last thursday.
EssentialsDM.log, EssentialsDM_Server.log and pdshow attached.
It appears you have the Windows remote management service started which listens on tcp/47001. This port is required by EssentialsDM. Can you disable Windows RM, and see if that helps?