today i had a computer that lost connection with 1 server. i could not ping the server from that computer. but i could ping other servers from that computer, and was able to get onto the internet ok from that computer.
the server in question was not down. other computers could ping it. this server hosts a database. i did notice that the application which accesses the database was a little slow from other computers (the one computer in question could not run the application because it could not access the database).
1) is this problem more likely to be with the particular computer that could not ping the server, or with the server?
2) what are the potential causes for this?
3) is there an explanation for why access to the database slowed down on other computers?
server in question is Windows 2000 server. other servers are also windows 2000 or windows 2003
all client computers on the network are XP pro. about 20 client computers in the network.