Random disconnections w/ Win98 clients

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Bryce Alan Katz, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. The Windows 98 clients (I know, I know - we're in the process of migrating to
    Win2K) on my SBS 2003 network are experiencing random disconnections from the
    server. Internet access works fine at all times, but the client randomly
    looses the ability to communicate with the server. A reboot temporarily fixes
    the problem.

    All clients are getting addressing from the DHCP server, which assigns the
    SBS as Primary DNS.

    Windows 2000 clients do not have this problem. Short of upgrading to Win2K
    (which is in the works, but still a while out), any ideas for resolution - or
    even troubleshooting?
    Bryce Alan Katz, Dec 10, 2004
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  2. 1. Make sure your DHCP server is your SBS server, not anything else - use
    forwarders in your DNS server properties itself to your ISP's DNS servers
    for external resolution
    2. Make the SBS IP the *only* DNS server used by any server or client
    3. You need WINS - should already be set up by default, but make sure your
    DHCP scope dishes it out to clients (with 0x8 for hybrid node) and that it's
    manually set on the server's IP config as well.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Dec 10, 2004
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