Windows 2003 dropping UNC file connection to Netware 6.5 server

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Jose Selaya, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Jose Selaya

    Jose Selaya Guest


    I’m having a very complex problem and hope someone can help. We have 2
    Win 2003 servers (production and developmental). Both boxes need to
    communicate with a Netware 6.5 server via the Netware client 4.9
    sp2. We are running an app on both win servers that require user
    authentication to a NW 6.5 server and the rights to save documents to a
    folder. The app running on the Windows 2003 needs to establish a UNC path
    to the NW 6.5 server at all times. For some reason we are not able to
    establish this
    connection after both Win 2003 servers boot up. Once we establish the UNC
    file connection manually the app running on the Win 2003 server works fine.
    The even larger problem we are having is the UNC file connection drops
    problem is after an hour or so the.

    We can successfully maintain a consistent connection with mapped drives
    from a login script. But this software app needs to communicate with our
    NW 6.5 server via a UNC connection. When we restore the UNC connection
    manually the app works fine. However after an hour or so we again lose
    the connection and the app doesn’t work. This only seems to happen on
    these Win 2003 servers and when it involves the UNC path. Win 2k and XP
    works just fine.

    We tried the following:

    Contacted the software app vendor (software works fine on Win 2003 server)

    Installed Win 2003 Client service for NW but the app needs authentication as

    We disabled all power saving functions on the NIC card and PC of both Win
    2003 servers

    We updated the NIC card drivers on the NW 65 server.

    We contacted Novell but they have not resolved the issue. The proble seems
    to point to Windows 2003. I would appreciate any help you can provide.
    Jose Selaya, Feb 12, 2005
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