SBS 2003 R2 - workstations crash have to hit "Ctrl+Alt+Del" on ser

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by tlc_13200, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. tlc_13200

    tlc_13200 Guest

    I just completed installing SBS 2003 R2 onto a box, had trouble with LAN
    drivers, found and installed them, haven't done updates as of yet! (intend to
    update SBS 2003) and the server runs fine... but the users are having

    After a short period of time, they have crash! Meaning, we have to press
    "Ctrl+Alt+Del" on the server to get it to resume and the workstations can
    work. Puzzled... does an update fix this, or is there something else going on
    with the server that is causing this issue?!

    We set the screensaver to the max temporarily in order to find an answer.

    Please advice!?

    tlc_13200, Apr 2, 2008
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  2. Hello ,

    Why do your users work on the server? And what happens to them when it "crash"?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber, Apr 2, 2008
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  3. tlc_13200

    tlc_13200 Guest

    Hi Meinolf Weber-

    He has 7 PC's, all XP Pro systems, logged in as "Administrator", he uses a
    dental software called "DENTRIX" - which is also installed on the server.

    After a long period of time, eventually it freezes up, and he (the
    customer/doctor) noticed that once he goes to the server and presses: "CRT +
    ALT+DEL" (being that the server states it's locked) the server resumes a
    normal screen and he can continue to work. He beleives strongly that it's
    the screensaver of the server which is preventing him from continuing and the
    workstations crash.

    I have a feeling that it has something to do with a sleep mode of the LAN
    adapters, but I am not certain and am inquiring as to why this is happening?

    Can you advise me what might be the problem? And the answer your statement
    below: "Why do your users work on the server?" they aren't working on the
    server directly... they are logged into the server from a workstation as
    Administrator as I stated above.


    David -
    tlc_13200, Apr 2, 2008
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