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#1 tim_ver

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Posted 29 June 2010 - 10:57 PM

I have been having an issue with a server lately where it times out the connection to workstations when they are running a program. The program runs on there workstation but data is on server so need to be connected to server. They have to reboot or reset the switch, sometimes if they retry to connect with out a reboot it will work but 90% of the time they have to reboot their workstation or the server. I looked in the server log and say errors for Ip confliction and a dhcp warning so I locked the IP for the server on the switch so no one else can have it. Al seemed fine first day after doing this but now it is starting back up again. no ip errors in logs. Ideas why?

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:55 AM

Do you have DHCP installed in 2k3 Advanced Server? If you do, do you have the scope setup properly?

On your workstations, do they have the power management settings turned off in device manager under the NIC "allow the computer to turn this connection off when not in use" ( or something similar )?

There is also a registry hack to stop windows server from disconnecting "inactive" connections ( i.e. mapped drives ) but I will have to look that up.

I would look at the first two options I gave you before doing any registry edits.

I would also caution you about any registry edits without backing it up first.
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Posted 30 June 2010 - 08:51 AM

The server is acting as a file server and I have a switch that is giving out the IP's to all computers on the network so I did not setup DHCP on the server. For workstations no I do not believe I have the power management setting turned off. It has been working fine for over 8 months then all of a sudden in the last two weeks it has started to time out. It gives the users on the workstation Runtime errors with description - connection failure source: Microsoft OLE DB provider for sqlserver.

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Posted 30 June 2010 - 09:12 AM

I would first check your workstations. Make sure power Management is turned off on the NIC. Once again, retry your connections.

If you are still receiving your errors, then we can give the other options a try.
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