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NT 4 Server "Mystery Disconnect"

By John Nelson ·
I am running NT4 Server (Sp4) and my users are running Win98. For some mysterious reason, a couple of my users are logged off of our network (2 servers) at (conviniently) around 5pm each day. This is usually against their wishes, and it doesn't happen every day, but rather about twice a week. I have no known event scheduled to do this, and access rights are not restricted based on time of day (or at least not at this time). I am at a loss, has this happened to anyone else?

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by Bill Cassada In reply to NT 4 Server "Mystery Disc ...

Check your groups and individual user permissions/restrictions. Your user database may be corrupt, but I doubt it. You can attempt to recover a corrupt user database via a repair using your ERD.

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by Jeff Williams In reply to NT 4 Server "Mystery Disc ...

I seriously doubt this is the problem, but we had a situation where this was happening. Believe it or not, the router for their subnet was plugged into an electrical outlet that was controlled by a light switch. When a specific person left, they hada habit of turning off the switch even though it didn't turn off any lights.

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by mtruter In reply to NT 4 Server "Mystery Disc ...

Are these user's on the same segment? If they are - check the power going to the switch or hub for that segment. I found a similar problem on one of our floors, the power to our switches on that floor was sub-standard and every now and again, the power would spike and the switch would drop it's connections. It would take a few secs to come back up and everything would resume.
Also, chk that your tea ladies or cleaners are not doing something - plugging in a kettle or vacuum cleaner into the power supply that the hub / switch goes into.
Hope this helps.

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by John Nelson In reply to NT 4 Server "Mystery Disc ...

This hub is on a circuit that has experienced problems before...but when it goes, it takes much more with it than just the hub, and at times when the users are kicked off, the other systems on the circuit seem to be unaffected. I think power is my problem somehow though...Thank You.

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