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By lopez_danny ·
I am having a small issue.... I have currently set up an small office with 6 pc's running XP Pro and a Server running small business server 2003. I have created a domain for them, which they are currently logging into. They were fine for about 2 days than suddenly they are complaining that the pc's are loosing connection to the server thru out the day, which is causing the pcs to lock up. They are get a message that is trying to connect to the server and they eventually do. Why would the connection drop??

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by BFilmFan In reply to Workstation to Server Con ...

How many user or device Client Access Licenses did they purchase would be the first question I would ask.

Secondly look at LSASS and make sure that it is not locked at 100% utilization. If it is, this will cause the RPC service to fail and clients will lose connectivity and "lock up."

What is being recorded in the client and server event logs?

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by lopez_danny In reply to

they were purchased by Dell all pc's and server

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by lopez_danny In reply to Workstation to Server Con ...

I purchased all 6 pc and server from dell. I will check the lsass utilization this afternoon. Any other ideas??

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Workstation to Server Con ...
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by lopez_danny In reply to Workstation to Server Con ...

I am not sure if it is a virus.. I have not checked... could that also cause it to lose connection?

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by hyoi In reply to Workstation to Server Con ...

You might take a good hard look at your switch/hub. This sounds more like an infrastructure issue than anything else. Either that or the server has a virus, or you got hit with a network aware virus. I would consider the virus thingy less of a likelihood.

To troubleshoot this, I would try pinging the server from the workstation when they lose their connections. Then ping from the server to the workstations. If both fail, I would think that it is likely that you're facing either a wiring issue (interference on the cables), or your switch is going bad, especially if all of the Workstations started losing connection all at once.

HTH

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by cliff680 In reply to Workstation to Server Con ...

Certainly sounds like a switch or hub problem to me. I just had a similar problem at one of my clients and I found out the the HUB was the problem. Try switching it out to see if communications improve.

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by lopez_danny In reply to

The Hub is new. Here is the full Message:

Event Type: Warning
Event Source: LSASRV
Event Category: SPNEGO (Negotiator)
Event I 40961
Date: 1/1/2005
Time: 12:30:45PM
User: N/A
Computer: COMPUTERNAME
Description:
The Security System could not establish a secured connection with the server
DNS/prisoner.iana.org. No authentication protocol was available

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by cliff680 In reply to Workstation to Server Con ...

Is your server a DNS server?? If so, your workstations should be pointing at the server for DNS resolution. How is that setup?

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