All workstations are loged out of server over

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November 1, 2010 at 08:41:38
Specs: Server 2008 X64, Xeon 3.2/16Gig
We are runing server 2008 X64 Std in an Intel box. Each morning the workstations have lost contact with the server, all mapped drives hav rex X and no access. Logout and back in fizes the problem. These workstations are runing Windows XP and windows 7. They are in a secure area and have always stayed logged on until we upgraded from server 2003 to server 2008. Canot find any settings in server to auto logoff users.

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November 1, 2010 at 11:55:03
make sure the server's nic has no power management on it. ie. don't let the system power it down.

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November 2, 2010 at 09:41:17
Changed powersetting on NIC #2 (We are using NIC #1 it was OK. All was logged out this morning.

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November 2, 2010 at 10:10:40
any clues in the server and workstation event viewer logs?
any GPO's in effect?

if not using nic2 disable it

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November 3, 2010 at 19:15:17
Cannot see anything in server logs that indicate a problem or reason for the logout. It happened this afternoon tho about 3:30. First time it has occured in the day time but every one was out and the system not in use at all this morning from about 9:40 till 3:15.

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November 4, 2010 at 11:03:27
Nothing in the server logs that the server restarted unexpectantly?
Nothing in the workstation event viewer logs?

Switches/server on ups's?

How are you mapping the drives?
When there are red x's on the drive mapping can you browse to the server shares via Network?

There has to be a clue somewhere.


You may wish to review this thread. Ignore the last entry since the guys issue is he has no dns name resolution which is why he had to use an ip address instead of server name

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November 4, 2010 at 19:19:47
Yes server and workstation are both on UPS power. Server shows no reboot, Does not ask for reason at login as usual. If I open a maped drive showing the red X I can see the directory structure but have no access to open files or database. Can map another drive to the server (Temporary Drive) and it will ask for login. Then I can open the drives with red X and the X goes away. It seems that the workstations do not know they are loged out untill we try to access the.server. The other night some one left quickbooks open (A real no no)and it continued to run until we changed to another company file at that time we had no access to anything untill we loged in again. I am not new at this but this probelm has about done me in. Thanks for your help

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November 4, 2010 at 20:29:39
You have a good one here :-)

" it will ask for login"

Only a couple of things I know of
gpo setting for idle time out instead of screen saver, logout
logout script or station restriction in place
hiccupping switch

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