xp pro drops network connection from 2000 server



guzintaman
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
I have a situation where I'm stumped. I have 6 xp pro workstations connected
to a 2000 server and when we come in the morning cannot log into network.
I have to reboot each machine before I can see the network. It seems that the
network connection is being dropped and not recognized when attempting to
reconnect. I have turned off any wakeup settings on the NIC and still no
luck. I have checked the server for any profile issues or connection drops
and still nothing. Does anyone have any ideas and has anyone seen this
before?

NotMe
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
I would check the NIC properties in device manager.
Make sure the power management setting to 'allow windows to turn off this
device to save energy' or such is disabled.

I do know that WinME and W98 have a problem maintaining a connection to a
W2K domain.
Our security settings are to lock a user out after 3 failed login attempts.
Our systems are left on 24/7.
After being inactive overnight, users would be locked out due to the
conflicting network protocols between W2K server and ME/98.
It got really old calling GM every day to have users accounts unlocked.
Upgrading to XP solved the issue for us.

--
A Professional Amatuer...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!

"guzintaman" <guzintaman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:F02855FE-33EA-44FE-85EF-20321FDD3292@microsoft.com...
>I have a situation where I'm stumped. I have 6 xp pro workstations
>connected
> to a 2000 server and when we come in the morning cannot log into network.
> I have to reboot each machine before I can see the network. It seems that
> the
> network connection is being dropped and not recognized when attempting to
> reconnect. I have turned off any wakeup settings on the NIC and still no
> luck. I have checked the server for any profile issues or connection drops
> and still nothing. Does anyone have any ideas and has anyone seen this
> before?

guzintaman
07-09-2005, 11:22 PM
I already removed the properties to the NIC. The properties have the NIC set
at on 100 percent of the time. For some reason sitting idle for several hours
XP still loses its connection. I have checked the switch for any settings
involving dropping connections as well. Unfortunately, going to XP did not
solve my problem, actually created one. Any other thoughts??

"NotMe" wrote:

> I would check the NIC properties in device manager.
> Make sure the power management setting to 'allow windows to turn off this
> device to save energy' or such is disabled.
>
> I do know that WinME and W98 have a problem maintaining a connection to a
> W2K domain.
> Our security settings are to lock a user out after 3 failed login attempts.
> Our systems are left on 24/7.
> After being inactive overnight, users would be locked out due to the
> conflicting network protocols between W2K server and ME/98.
> It got really old calling GM every day to have users accounts unlocked.
> Upgrading to XP solved the issue for us.
>
> --
> A Professional Amatuer...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
>
> "guzintaman" <guzintaman@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:F02855FE-33EA-44FE-85EF-20321FDD3292@microsoft.com...
> >I have a situation where I'm stumped. I have 6 xp pro workstations
> >connected
> > to a 2000 server and when we come in the morning cannot log into network.
> > I have to reboot each machine before I can see the network. It seems that
> > the
> > network connection is being dropped and not recognized when attempting to
> > reconnect. I have turned off any wakeup settings on the NIC and still no
> > luck. I have checked the server for any profile issues or connection drops
> > and still nothing. Does anyone have any ideas and has anyone seen this
> > before?
>
>
>


xp pro drops network connection from 2000 server