I work in a small accounting office (22 people). We have a domain controller server (srv01) and a data apps server (srv02) running Windows 2003 SP2. The data apps server is running a Terminal Server and all users log into the terminal server from there local machines using Remote Desktop. Everything has run fine since I started here in 2003, but all of a sudden last week when users went to log in they got error messages that their profile could not be found, I worked around this by going to C:\Documents and Settings\user1, while logged in as admin to srv02, and renaming NTUSER.DAT to NTUSER.OLD then having the user relog in.
Then this week all of sudden no one is able to print to the HP Laserjet 4250 that is hooked up to the network, with a ethernet cable, for 3 years with no prior problems. The printer was setup on srv01, then on the local machines it is added as a network printer and prints fine, then the Remote Desktop connection is told to use local printers, but the printer would not show up as a printer anymore. Worked around this by using an old 4050 PCL 6 driver.
My question is - why all of these problems all of a sudden when we've had no issues, except for the network being slow because of too many users loggin onto 1 server, for the past 4 years? And, is there a way to fix this.