XP work stations randomly loose connection to mapped drive on Win2k server
Posted on 2006-06-16
The Server is up and running and is used for a single Database / app. The Server is used for a timekeeping/patroll system. The system needs to have data imported to it on a biweekly schedules. Lately, the workstation that does the importing will randomly loose connection to the mapped drive on the server. When I disconnect the mapped drive and go to reconnect it, I get an error:
The mapped Drive could not be created because the following error has occured: The specified server cannot perform the requested operation.
The server also shows a similar error when trying to log into it. It's like it goes a week and then chokes on the network credentials and you cann't log in. The web based timekeeping app works no problem. Right now, the mapped drive haves dropped and I can't reconnect, but the server was open, so I have the desktop.
Couple of other things about this server.
The event viewer logs go blank after I open the event vewer, so I can't see any errors that might have occured. I am in the process of dumping the corrupted logs and restarting it so it creates new logs. I hope this will fix that issue.
Also, a couple of weeks ago when this server started to act funny, I noticed that the C:\ drive was low on space. - really low. I ghosted the server and resized the partition in the process. I have about 7gb of space on C:\ now so that is no longer the issue.
Could it be a failing Nic?