NETWORK PROBLEM



Muruga
07-10-2005, 12:55 AM
Once join to Windows SBS domain, every day i have re-start my windows XP
workstation.

I used leave it ON always. But now once i click the my computer or my
network drive short cut it's freezeing or cannot open the network drive. I
have to re-start my pc to bring it back.

Please help with you solutions.

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Muruga wrote:

> Once join to Windows SBS domain, every day i have re-start my windows
> XP workstation.
>
> I used leave it ON always. But now once i click the my computer or my
> network drive short cut it's freezeing or cannot open the network
> drive. I have to re-start my pc to bring it back.
>
> Please help with you solutions.

I'd love to help, but you haven't told us anything about your computer
so you can get specific advice. Post back with some information about
the hardware and whether your computer is 100% virus and malware-free.
If you think it is, how did you determine that? Did the computer ever
work correctly? If so, what changed? Look in Event Viewer for clues
(Start>Run eventvwr [enter]).

Go here to get help in making a good post:

http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Then do come back and repost with all necessary details. There are lots
of people reading this newsgroup who want to help you (like me), but
you have to give us something with which to work.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Muruga
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Hi There,

Server was on Windows NT40 and Workstations are Windows XP previousely.
Working fine on that.

Then Server Hardware & Software were upgraded. Now it is running on Windows
SBS 2003. Virus Free Envirnment Sysmantec CE 70 Server/Client Version
running. Spyware program is running on all pc's in order be a spyware free
environment.

All happend once we re-joined the workstations - Windows XP(SP2) - to the
Windows SBS 2003 Domain. All the pc's takes a while to - very slow - start
and cannot leave it ON overnight, the next day morning all network drives
will not work. And if we opend the mycomputer it computer wil freeze.
Without joining the domain/network it will work fine. DNS and DHCP server is
running on Windows SBS 2003 server.

Hope this information will help.

Thanks for your help
Muruga




"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
news:OQ0rOe3ZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Muruga wrote:
>
>> Once join to Windows SBS domain, every day i have re-start my windows
>> XP workstation.
>>
>> I used leave it ON always. But now once i click the my computer or my
>> network drive short cut it's freezeing or cannot open the network
>> drive. I have to re-start my pc to bring it back.
>>
>> Please help with you solutions.
>
> I'd love to help, but you haven't told us anything about your computer
> so you can get specific advice. Post back with some information about
> the hardware and whether your computer is 100% virus and malware-free.
> If you think it is, how did you determine that? Did the computer ever
> work correctly? If so, what changed? Look in Event Viewer for clues
> (Start>Run eventvwr [enter]).
>
> Go here to get help in making a good post:
>
> http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
> Then do come back and repost with all necessary details. There are lots
> of people reading this newsgroup who want to help you (like me), but
> you have to give us something with which to work.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Muruga wrote:

>
> Hi There,
>
> Server was on Windows NT40 and Workstations are Windows XP
> previousely. Working fine on that.
>
> Then Server Hardware & Software were upgraded. Now it is running on
> Windows SBS 2003. Virus Free Envirnment Sysmantec CE 70 Server/Client
> Version running. Spyware program is running on all pc's in order be a
> spyware free environment.
>
> All happend once we re-joined the workstations - Windows XP(SP2) - to
> the Windows SBS 2003 Domain. All the pc's takes a while to - very slow
> - start and cannot leave it ON overnight, the next day morning all
> network drives will not work. And if we opend the mycomputer it
> computer wil freeze. Without joining the domain/network it will work
> fine. DNS and DHCP server is running on Windows SBS 2003 server.

> "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
> news:OQ0rOe3ZFHA.2900@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Muruga wrote:
>>
>>> Once join to Windows SBS domain, every day i have re-start my
>>> windows XP workstation.
>>>
>>> I used leave it ON always. But now once i click the my computer or
>>> my network drive short cut it's freezeing or cannot open the network
>>> drive. I have to re-start my pc to bring it back.
>>>

Your problems could be caused by any number and/or combination of
factors. Here are a few suggestions and questions:

1. The slowness to log onto the domain is most often caused by improper
DNS setup. The server should look only to itself for DNS with
forwarders set up for Internet access. The workstations should look
only to the server for DNS. So check your DNS settings.

How Domain Controllers Are Located in Windows XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;314861

Setting Up the Domain Name System for Active Directory -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;237675

HOW TO: Configure DNS for Internet Access in Windows 2000 -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;300202

DNS and AD FAQs - http://support.microsoft.com/?id=291382

2. I'm not a server expert so am not sure this is even possible, but did
you do a clean install of Server 2003 onto a new computer? Or did you
do an upgrade-in-place over the NT4 os? If you did the latter, I'm not
surprised you're having problems and perhaps you should do a clean
install of SBS.

3. Check the power management tab on the workstations' network cards
from within Device Manager and disable "allow Windows to turn off this
device while not in use". You can also change the time-out settings per
this MS KB article:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B297684

4. The problems with accessing My Computer could be because you have
mapped drives in there that aren't being found and the system is timing
out.

Setting up a server - and going from NT4 to a modern Server OS which
includes Active Directory - is tricky. Consider using a local computer
professional instead of posting to a newsgroup for complex subjects
such as your question. Also, I believe that with Server operating
systems you get two free tech support incidents from Microsoft. Avail
yourself of these, or pay for MS Server tech support. This is a cost of
doing business. I can tell you from personal experience that MS Server
tech support is excellent and well worth the $245 to get your system
tuned properly.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User


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