Slow, Draining Networking Problems with Windows 2000 Server & 6 Client W2k Pro Machines. . . H E L P

Hi All,

Got a bit of a prob guys, which is I've been called out to a job, which involves a Windows 2000 Server Domain- 1 Ghz Memory, P4, 2 x 40Gb HDD...Etc...
Now the problem is that all the client machines, are taking a hell-of-along time reconigizing the network all of a sudden, in which when you turn the PC on it takes about 20-30 minutes to get to tha log-in screen, now if you power the clients PC down, and take out the CAT5 Cable, the PC keeps in at normal speed, then it allows me to get in tha domain, plug the cable back, 1-2 minutes later, all your network map paths/shortcuts etc... come back, now we're swaped over the HUB, without luck, now does anyone have an idea..?

Nows, could it be Company/Security Policies kicking in...slowing the **** ouut of it???

I need ya Help...


Cheers,

Tha_RIDLER
tha_ridlerAsked:
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
I would look at a few things, one of them is to power down all the machines except the Domain Controller, DNS server and bring up one machine.  Does it work correctly???  You may have a chattering network card.  I've experienced this a couple of times.  It is time consuming to find the one causing all the slowdowns.

Here is another possibility, check your DHCP server as I assume you are using one.  Make sure there is only 1 handing out a range of IP Addresses.  Make sure your DNS settings are correct in DHCP and on the servers.  It should be pointing to the Domain's DNS server.
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tha_ridlerAuthor Commented:
Cheers, for tha reply <samccarthy>,
the problems doesn't rely in tha network cards, i've tryed powering down all clients and just run the domain, the kick tha machines in one at a time, without luck, I will check out the DHCP settings and let ya know...

By, the way doesn't anyone have any idea where i can get a copy of VolumeManager...

Cheers,

Tha_RIDLER
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
I'll ask for the points here.  I presented some logical troubleshooting steps which could lead to resolution.  In the last reply the author was going to check some of my other suggestions, but never replied back to the forum.
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