Windows 2003 SP1 servers and Win XP Pro PC's and Laptops that are randomly disconnecting from the Network.
Posted on 2006-05-17
I have 2 Win 2003 SP1 servers that randomly disconnect from the network (ie they loose ALL network connectivity). When you try and disable the NIC the window hangs. Only a reboot of the server corrects the issue. I have serveral PC's and Laptops doing similar things on a seperate LAN. but thier disconnects are more frequent and the connection comes right after a few minutes without a reboot. I have changed Physical network points as well as moved them to different switches, I have ran all the windows updates and security releases, reloaded the NICs and replaced them. in fact on the PC LAN I have physically replaced the PC and same problem occurs! now the server and PC probs may not be related but the symtoms are too similar to ignore. I'm running out of ideas and I am getting a little anxious!! :-(