computer loses network connection

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by TV-Engineer, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. TV-Engineer

    TV-Engineer Guest

    Client's network running SBS 2K3 on server. One computer loses the
    connection to the server every night (can not access network drives), but
    maintains the ability to surf the internet. Re-booting the computer solves
    the problem.
    Problem computer is running XP SP2 with all updates (as are all other
    computers on the network). Server has single NIC, all computers and server
    connected to router for internet access. Computers do not use DHCP.
    All help will be appreciated.
     
    TV-Engineer, Mar 13, 2005
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  2. TV-Engineer

    Kathy Guest

    I would start by checking DNS settings on the PC and the server (make sure
    they are set to the SBS, not ISP). Also check that the PCs NIC is set to
    switch off to save power.

    Kathy
     
    Kathy, Mar 13, 2005
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  3. Hi TV,

    Whatever the problem is, it really has no relevance to the fact that you're
    running SBS. That's because you're not using the services SBS provides to
    configure client's network settings. You're not even using the router's
    configuration capabilites, as you're not using it's DHCP server.

    If you want to realize the benefits of SBS, you have to involve the SBS. In
    the following article, both single and dual nic setups are discussed.
    Regardless of what the article (or anyone else says), best practice is two
    nics.
    How to configure Internet access in Windows Small Business Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=825763
     
    Les Connor [SBS Community Member - SBS MVP], Mar 13, 2005
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  4. TV-Engineer

    TV-Engineer Guest

    DNS settings are correct. NIC is not set to switch off - internet access
    remains available
     
    TV-Engineer, Mar 14, 2005
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  5. TV-Engineer

    TV-Engineer Guest

    I'm fully aware of SBS and it's capabilities. By not using DHCP, I am in ni
    way affecting the other capabilities of SBS. The problem remains, computer
    loses connectivity with the server.

     
    TV-Engineer, Mar 14, 2005
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  6. do a google search for autodisconnect to see if the Microsoft article
    is applicable.

    Jim B. SBS MVP
     
    Jim Behning SBS MVP, Mar 14, 2005
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