We are running an NT 4.0 domain server, and mostly Win98 computers. Lately new computers that we have been getting have Win XP on them. These have worked great except at our remot locations that are connected to the corporate office through Frame Relay connections with Multitech routers.
The XP machines can log onto the network ok, they can connect to the unix server, and I can ping to and from them great. But when they try to access mapped drives on the NT server, explorer hangs and they get the eternal flashlight of doom. The problem has been intermittent, they may get the contents of the drive, drill down into one of the folders and then have it hang.
The W98 machines in the same remote locations will work fine, it is just the XP machines that are having trouble and one 2000 machine (we really don't have any other 2000 machines)
So what could be so different in winXP networking that would be causing this issue?
Things I've already checked.
lmhosts is preloading the server
The machines are using the NT server for WINS
WINS service is running on the NT server.
The machines can ping the server and vice versa