Client can't access server

March 24, 2009 at 08:12:15
Specs: Windows Server 2003
Our office is networked with a domain using a
Windows Server 2003 machine. Everyone in
the office can access the files and the SQL
Server on the server fine except for one
computer. Every time this client comes in in
the morning they login fine to the domain with
their username and password but they can't
access their server. Pining the server results
in time outs. Opening mapped drives fails and
connecting to the SQL Server 2005 on the
server fails.

The weird things is that if someone goes to the
server and logs in at the actual server box,
their computer magically starts to work. They
can see everything on the server.

Does anyone know why this would occur?

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March 24, 2009 at 08:24:26
have you checked the software firewalls on both the server and the workstation?

if someone logs in at the server and things work that usually indicates something related to logon is starting a needed service.

Review your event viewer logs

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March 24, 2009 at 08:29:40
I believe the client does have McAfee installed on their
computer which I know can always be the source of many
problems. I will check to see if turning that off fixes things.

What kind of service would be started at logon that would only
effect one work station??


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