CIFS Unreliable - Server reboot fixes temporarily - Netware 6.5 SP7
Posted on 2009-04-21
We are in the process of migrating Netware/eDir to Windows/AD. All workstations have been joined to AD and we desire our workstations to map via CIFS to the remaining Netware servers. For the most part, all is setup and works very well. However, periodically (at least weekly, sometimes more often), users will no longer be able to map to the CIFS share:
- Attempt to map results in it prompting for credentials.
- If we manually type credentials, it results in "System error 64 has occurred. The specified network name is no longer available."
Rebooting the server fixes the issue. It does not prompt for any credentials and quickly lets the user map. If we only attempt to stop CIFS and restart it, stopping CIFS will hang the server 95% of the time.
Any thoughts or experience with this?