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Win Media Center crashes W2k Server

By jed ·
I have a home network with a Windows 2000/Exchange 2000 server.

I have a shared folder on the server that I use to serve MP3s and WMAs. I have been using a notebook computer on the domain for over a year to access and play these files.

Two days ago I bought Windows Media Center 2004. I set the new machine up as a domain member and used it to access the music share.

After 5 minutes I got an error that the music files were no longer available. I looked around and found that all of my shared folders on the server were no longer available- as if the sharing settings had been deleted (the folders were still intact on the server).

I was also unable to access them from my laptop and a couple linux machines.

I rebooted the server, and all was well- until I accessed the shares from the Win MCE again. Same problem.

So I un-joined the domain. Same problem.

I can run all day from my laptop. 5 minutes after connecting with MCE, I lose the shares and have to reboot my server.

The system, application and security log don't show much in the way of help.

I have tried to connect the MCE to a share on my laptop and play files form there. That worked all last night without incident.

Any ideas?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Win Media Center crashes ...

What are you seeing in the server and workstation logs?

Especially look for any issues involving a crash of LSASS or the RPC or Server Service.

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by jed In reply to

Here are some log entries. (Nothing with LSASS or RPC though):

Error: W3SVC
The server was unable to add the virtual root '/public'
for the directory 'M:\\Public Folders' due
to the following error: The system cannot find the path
specified. The data is the error code.

This host can not be ACS since the Active Directory has not
been properly configured via the QoS ACS management
console. Please configure the subnets via the QoS ACS
mangement console.

What is the QoS? Why has this only started to happen now?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Win Media Center crashes ...

M: drive is sometimes set up with Exchange 2000/2003. Do you use that?

QoS is a Quality of Service network feature. We have removed this from our domain as its not really required.

It sounds like some sort of virus or trojan thats deleting shares. Do a thorough av scan and anti-spyware scan.

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