Sessions to a Windows 2003 file server are dropped randomly.
Posted on 2008-06-13
We have a Windows Server 2003 actingg as a file server, where a lot of big log files (approx 2Gigs) are stoered.
Windows XP and Windows 2k3 clients open these files locally on the client computers through SMB and process them, while the output files are also stored on the file server.
The problem is that sporadically during the log parsing, the network session between the client and the server gets disconnected and the parsing has to start all over from the beginning.
During the time the disconnect occurs, there are no lost ping packets with size of 64 Kbytes.
Immediately after the error occurs, the output of the "net stats server" shows that the sessions errored-out value is increased by one.