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Mapnetwork Drive Problem

I have a Windows 2000 small business server network with around 23 Windows XP workstations. All the workstations is always lossing connecting to one or or more of the network drives on the server. This user has all the same software and hardware that the other workstations have. But after the machine sit for an hour or so and he click on the share drive icon in his My Computer folder it just shows the hour glass for foe ever then this message comes up.(An error occured while recoonecting Z to \\servername\Drive Z. Microsoft Windows Network : The local device name is already in use. The connection has not been restored.)
Please someone help me. I found no help from Microsoft's Knowlege Base.
This happen after we start using wirless network.

I tried lot solution but did't work.
Like eg. I  increase the time of local machine from 15 to 99999
i even checkout the powersave option on Nic card
i even try this command on the server net config server /autodisconnect:-1

Ahmed
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Can you please post an IPCONFIG /ALL from both the server and the workstation with the problem?

Thanks.

Jeff
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affaque123Author Commented:
will it help?

thanks
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affaque123Author Commented:
Workstion ipconfig/all below

Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.

Z:\>c:

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : affaque
        Primary DNS Suffix  . . . . . . . : consultstart.com
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : consultstart.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Accton EN1207D Series PCI Fast Ether
net Adapter
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-B5-F7-76-EA
        DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.137
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 195.229.241.222
                                            213.42.20.20
                                            192.168.1.1
        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 28, 2006 11:57:41 AM
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 19, 2038 7:14:07 AM


SBS2000 Microsoft Windows 2000 [Version 5.00.2195]
(C) Copyright 1985-2000 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd;;
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>cd..

C:\Documents and Settings>cd..

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : mailserver
        Primary DNS Suffix  . . . . . . . : consultstart.com
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : consultstart.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-09-6B-37-7B-AD
        DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 213.42.20.20
                                            195.229.241.222
                                            194.170.1.6
                                            194.170.1.6
        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

C:\>server ipconfig/all below
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
affaque123, I'll jump on Jeff's "band wagon here"; server and workstations should only point to your internal DNS server, and the ISP's DNS servers should only be added as forwarders.
With SBS you should use the wizards when making changes, though I don't know of one in this situation without re-building DNS. Perhaps Jeff will suggest one. However, have a look as to the following changes:

Assuming you have completed the server installation, installed Active Directory, and joined the workstations to the Domain, make sure DNS is configured as follows, assuming a single network adapter:
-The server's NIC should be configured with a static IP, the Internet router as the gateway, and only the server itself as the DNS server. Do not use an ISP DNS server here
-Each workstation should be configured using DHCP (obtain and IP address and DNS automatically) or if configured with static addresses; a static IP in the same subnet as the server, same subnet mask as the server, the gateway pointing to your Internet router, and the DNS server pointing ONLY to the server/domain controller. Again do not put an ISP's DNS server here
-In the DNS management console under Administrative tools, right click on the server name and choose properties. On the Forwarders tab add your ISP's DNS servers
-If the workstations are using DHCP, open the DHCP management console on the server under Administrative tools and click on the server name to expand it, click on the scope to expand it, right click on scope options and choose configure options. On the general tab add the Internet router's IP in #003 router, the server's IP in #006 DNS Servers, and the domain name and suffix under #015 such as mydomain.local
-If  DHCP is enabled on the router, rather than the server, it should really be disabled on the router and configured on the server. Enabling DHCP on the server allows for dynamic updates to DNS
-The DHCP client service should be running on servers and workstations even where you are not using DHCP assignments. The DHCP client service controls the dynamic DNS updates

If you have been having DNS problems, on the workstations that have been having problems you should clear the DNS cache by entering at a command line  
  ipconfig  /flushdns
and then
  ipconfig  /registerdns
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Not much left for me to say.  :-)  

Although... it does look as though the workstations are using DHCP but perhaps the 192.168.1.1 was added manually to the DNS IP's at some point when connectivity wasn't working... (even though it's not really the right fix).

Running the SBS2000 ICW (Internet Connection Wizard) will accomplish much of the above as well.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
affaque123,

I do realize that I added a bit of information here, but RobWill's answer was certainly sufficient.  Is there any reason you didn't give him most of the credit?

Jeff
TechSoEasy
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Thanks Jeff, I appreciate that, but I'm not at all concerned, just points. Now cash, that's another story :-)
--Rob
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
You mean we can't trade the points in for oodles of cash anymore?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
No I hear that program has been put to rest. :-)
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