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Have windows 2000 server attached to a omi....... switch box.  I don't know anythink this box only that it coantains 4 buttons which when pressed switches between different server machines while only using 1 keyboard, 1 screen and i mouse.  All these are attached to the box.  The problem is when I booted the server up at the start teh mouse worked ok.  I switched to another server and the mouse worked ok.  I returned later anfd the mouse will not work on any of the servers.  Not all the servers are win2000.  The only thing is that if I reboot the server the mouse will work fine.  If I start switching between servers the problem returns.
I hope the problem is explained ok.
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Botch
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I had simular problem in my company lab, so let me share my experience. I hope there will be other contributors who may comment on those.

I had 3 Dell machines and 1 AST Bravo connected to a Belkin switch. Once in while AST stopped responding, simular to what you discribed. In fact it made the whole switch inoperatable. My first impression was bad cable connection. I tried rearranging cable, even replacing them all completely with new ones. That didn't help, so I connected AST machine to a different port. That also didn't help. Then I realized that AST machine is the only one of those which is running Windows NT 4.0. Dell machines were Win2K servers.
So, I "simply" put AST machine on a different switch with other Windows NT 4.0 machines and put another DELL on its place. That actually fixed the problem. I am obviously do not claim that was a best solution, however in many situations it is better to have systems working as opposed to know why they are not working!

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Hi mkoganov
Don't have another computer to try this but I rebooted the server and when I switched to the windows nt server using box the follows error was being shown, don't know wether this is related to the problem.  Clicking "ok" closed the window.
CTL3D32.DLL
THis application uses CTL3D32.dll, which is not teh correct version.  THis version of CTL3D32.DLL is designed only for windows 95 or Win32s systems.
Will keep messing about.  It all just sounds like a compatability problem between win NT server and win 2000 using switing box.
regards Botch

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Hi Botch

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Botch,
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Well...

I think as the only contributor, I should get a partial credit (or maybe a full one?).


What do you think?

Mike

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Admins & mods will consider your answer. If you want I can give you some points myself (i'm not an admin or anything just another expert like you) but since the comment you have provided is not a solution in my opinion this question cannot be added to paq because it will have no use to other users. If you say contribution is enough and you have stated an acceptable answer to the question I will post you a 50 pts question

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I would respectfully disagree. My story was not a bullet-proof solution, but rather a valuable experience, which other administrators/system engineers may (may not) find useful. At the very least it can be used as a workaround in the similar situations, until the final solution is found and we all know how important time factor is in real-time projects.

Considering that no other experts commented, they either had nothing to add, or considered my experience to be good enough.

As such, I believe, although it is obviously up to user - botch, that I should be given a partial, if not full credit for this question.

Best regards,

Mike Koganov

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Sorry for not responding sooner.
This problem no longer exists as the win2k machine has now been removed into another area of the company.
Although not a ideal solution to the problem I had or indeed a solution I would like to give the points to
Mike Koganov. My problem would be the grade to give it as I don't want to mislead other surfers to losing points to get a solution to their problem and then findingd they need to replace their op system. Or maybe I can give partial points but I don't know how to do this.
What are the thoughts
regards
Botch

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Botch,
Thanx for your update, please then accept Mike's answer and once you accept it, you will see (excellent, good, fair) options. Please choose on of the which describes and summaries the question. Also Mike;
If there is a misunderstanding here i'm sorry about it

Regards

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Botch, I am OK with whatever your decision is, all the points, no points, good grade, fair grade, etc...

Just a little correction as to not to mislead those surfers: I was not proposing replacing an OS, that would be ehh... "unwise", but rather re-arranging computers on the switches so that one switch would have machines with same OS , as it proved to work in my environment.

cempasha, No need to be sorry. You are doing your job and you are doing it good! You are what this board is all about. Thanks!

Have a nice one, gentlemen!

Mike Koganov

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Botch, I am OK with whatever your decision is, all the points, no points, good grade, fair grade, etc...

Just a little correction as to not to mislead those surfers: I was not proposing replacing an OS, that would be ehh... "unwise", but rather re-arranging computers on the switches so that one switch would have machines with same OS , as it proved to work in my environment.

cempasha, No need to be sorry. You are doing your job and you are doing it good! You are what this board is all about. Thanks!

Have a nice one, gentlemen!

Mike Koganov

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Thanks for that mkoganov.  I only gave average as not perfect solution but as you said it is currently working.
Hope you don't mind
regards
Botch

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