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MS 2003 file server is not allowing a workstation to save or open files every so often.

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I have a 2003 server that has been giving out an error when one of the workstation on the domain tries to save or open a file.  It seems to be happening to only one workstation and it is not all the time.  The person on the workstation says it has happened maybe 5 times in the past two weeks.  The error seems to happen at night.  He says that the error says something to the fact that the time sync between the workstation and server is wrong.  However problem seems to fix itself 10 to 15 minutes later.

How do I go about trouble shooting this problem?

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Authenticating to a Windows server requires that the time difference on the workstation and server do not exceed a specific value. Not sure what it is. Check that the times do match? They should automatically update in a Windows 2000/2003 server environment. Look in the event log for other errors such as group policy not being applied or inability to locate a domain controller. It may be that there is a connection or DNS issue that extends beyond just this. If there are no other issues, review the following article on configuring the Windows server time service:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816042
Also a long shot, where this happens at night, I assume a time of less activity, check the properties of the network adapter, in device manager, under the power management tab, to verify "turn this device off to save power" is not enabled. Perhaps the connection is going into standby mode.
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RobWill,

Thanks for your reply.  I guess the long shot paid off.  "turn this device off to save power" was checked.

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Rich
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Thanks Rich,
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