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SBS2000 + XP telling me computers are offline

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Hi,

I have a Small Business Server 2000 with 20 Windows XP clients.

Everyday a couple of the clients (randomly selected) show a small icon in the system tray telling me they are offline and also when login is done they say that the server can't be found so the roaming profile won't be loaded.

Oddly enough Outlook can connect to the exchange server, IE can browse the web and most other things work too. But the server shares are not showing all files, only some, and printing is not possible.

All of a sudden the computers randomly get online again and everything works fine again...

Has anyone seen this before, and does anyone have a solution?

Thanks,

Martin
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by:coopey247
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Are these DHCP clients?  It almost sounds like they aren't getting the correct network info (IP, DNS, etc) during boot.  You are able to login because the PW's are cached, but eventually they do get a DHCP package and then they connect just fine.

When one of these shows the icon that they aren't connected, run ipconfig /all to see if they have a valid IP and all the settings are correct.
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by:Martin
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All the IP settings are correct. As I said it works to connect to the Exchange Server, and to browse the web but it still complains about not being online.
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by:franka
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can you post some eventlog entries belonging to it?
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ctgordon earned 500 total points
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Small Biz Server come with 5 cal licenses.  Did you buy more cals for your server.  You may be out of licenses.
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by:Martin
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I do have 25 licenses, but yes I did think about that.
Is that a symptom of running out of licenses?
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by:Netman66
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It could be.

Check the Licensing Manager.

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