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Connection probs with W2K server

By wel.blower ·
When logging on Windows XP PC's to Windows 2000 server sometimes the PC's hang. The mouse responds but there are no icons on desktop and you cannot access the taskbar. The only way to logout is to pull the plug! Sometimes if I wait 10 minutes then the PC will logon. We are using new Dell Optiplex, Dimenson and Latitude PC's with Etrust Antivirus and a mix of Win XP SP1 and SP2. The Win98 machines dont have this problem - any ideas????

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by BFilmFan In reply to Connection probs with W2K ...

What manner of Group Policy Objects are being applied to the Windows XP systems?

Is the domain controller in the same site as the XP systems?

Windows 98 machines do not truly join the domain, which is why they are not experiencing this issue.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to Connection probs with W2K ...

Hi

These connection problems are commonly due to mis-configured DNS settings. Check your DNS settings are correct - make sure the IP address of the DNS server is correct where it has been entered in the TCP/IP properties dialg box for the network settings.

Good luck

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by NormH3 In reply to Connection probs with W2K ...

This could possibly be a DNS issue. There are so many variables with issues like this. Is this XP HOME or PRO and if PRO are they actually a member of the domain?

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by w2ktechman In reply to Connection probs with W2K ...

Try this, unplug the network cable at boot. If it boots up fine, then the problem is with TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, cabling, hubs, or NIC drivers.
Try adding a domain suffix TCP/IP settings are correct. If it is on a domain, then re-add the XPSP2 machines to the domain.
Are the SP2 systems running from the same hub, while the others are not? If so try changing lines or the hub.
Make sure the offending systems are not using IPV6 (on a IPV4 net) or vice versa.
Try uninstalling the QOS Packet Scheduler, make sure Client for MS networks is installed, if a workgroup, make sure that File and Print sharing is installed too.
If all of that fails, try going to a command prompt and type
netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt

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by dryflies In reply to Connection probs with W2K ...

if you are using APC powerchute business edition you should update to V. 7.04. the java runtime is hanging because of a license issue.

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