Network slows, loses Internet connectivity at the same time every week
Posted on 2007-10-11
Once a week, at the same time every week (between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.), our local area network pretty much loses all connectivity to the Internet, and interaction among the computers on the LAN slows way down. We are about 20 Windows XP computers on a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network.
It sounds suspiciously like a backup process, or virus scan, or something like that running on a once-a-week schedule -- but the network administrator (an outside firm) says no. Can servers be set up to re-lease IPs once a week? Would that cause such a thing.