Windows 2003 and XP cannot access Windows 2008 share
Posted on 2009-05-05
Hi I've got a very strange issue, I have one windows 2008 machine running MS CRM and Dynamic GP. we have some shared folders on the server. The Folders can be seen and accessed by using the \\computername from all the windows clients including Windows 2003, XP, Vista and 2008 everytime it's rebooted. However, after a few hours or few days, all the windows 2003 and XP machines cannot access either \\computername or \\IPaddress and get the error saying cannot find the network path. but all the Windows 2008 and Vista machines can still access to all the shares by either \\computername or \\IPaddress.
And everytime when this happened, we tried to restart the "Server" service but it could not be restart and just stopped on the status "stopping".
The only thing we can do is to reboot the server and then the share would be accessable for the XP and 2003 machines for a few days but it'll stop again anyway.
Has anyone seen this issue and got any solution?