Win7 can't connect to some servers unless net adapter reset

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January 19, 2015 at 12:14:31
Specs: Win 7 Ult 32Bit, 3.0GHz i5/4GB
Very odd thing. Win 7 workstation box when it's up and running will not see all of the servers. I have to manually disable/enable the network adapter to get it to run. Then it's fine.

It's like it tries to connect before the network connection has been established and doesn't try to connect afterward.

Exchange connects fine, but not the file server or our accounting server?

Anyone else have this issue?

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January 20, 2015 at 08:38:43
Sounds like some kind of DNS issue.

Can you ping the server IP addresses without resetting it?

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January 20, 2015 at 12:30:03
I can ping the server directly. Agree it sounds like a DNS issue, but where to start. When I reset the network adapter, everything works as advertised. Although, I noticed it does take some time for DHCP to give it an address.

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January 20, 2015 at 12:35:50
This sounds more like a hardware issue than software. Slap another NIC in the box, ensure the drivers for it are the latest, and see if that doesn't fix the issue.

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How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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January 20, 2015 at 15:46:47
If the servers IP address does not change, you could add their addresses to the PC's local hosts file.

(You will need to open this with notepad run as Administrator)

And the syntax of the file is
<IP Address> <Hostname>

So for example blarg

Would redirect any queries to blarg at

This is only applicable if the server IP address does not change, as when it does this PC will still be pointing at the old IP address.

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