Network share dropout every few days

Microsoft Windows server v2003 r2 standa...
June 21, 2010 at 18:27:03
Specs: Windows XP
Hey all,

I have this frustrating problem at my work with a Windows Server 2003 standard domain controller/fileserver. It is setup in a local gigabit LAN, connected to via HP gigabit switches and a Billion gigabit router which is connected to a cable modem to share the internet access. Every few days users are complaining that they can't access the shared I: drive from their pc's. Seems everyone is affected and it happens randomly usually in the mornings from 9am to 11 am or so. Rebooting the server seems to fix it for a few days. Have also found out just restarting the netlogon service seems to fix it as well.

I have checked eventvwr and can't see any errors around the times the problem is occuring. The server is up to date with Windows patches, HP drivers etc. Any ideas its driving me crazy I have almost run out of ideas.


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June 22, 2010 at 06:11:23
Usually you connect the modem to a router not a switch.

Post the results of an ipconfig /all from the server and a workstation for review

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June 22, 2010 at 19:39:45
Yeah the cable modem is connected to the WAN port on the router. The router is then connected to a Gigabit switch which connects to the LAN. I am starting to think the problem may have something to do with Symantec Endpoint 11. I had no end of troubles with that and ended up uninstalling it on the server. Will post an ipconfig /all next time im in the office.

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