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windows 2008 hanging whenever i open network and sharing centre

Hi,

i have a windows 2008 machine and anytime i try and open windows network and sharing it just hangs, any ideas??
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jonathanduane2010
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wantabe2Commented:
If you are running any live AV software try disabling it & try to open it. Also, what processes are running highly when it hangs & please post any events in the even log.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
Check your TCP/IP settings

make sure that you are pointing to the local DNS server (usually a windows DNS of the domain..if you are in a domain)

Make sure that you have a valid IP address...

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jonathanduane2010Author Commented:
its a domain controller, but there is another domain controller on the same lan would that have anything to do with it??
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
Make sure that you point DNS to the internal DNS servers for your windows domain.  Don't point DNS in TCP/IP properties directly to ISP DNS servers.  

I would point the problematic DC TCP/IP properties for DNS to the IP address of the working DNS/Dc server.  Then reboot the problematic.

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wantabe2Commented:
No it won't have anything to do with it. Since it is a domain controller by default it is a DNS server. Go into the cmd promt & type in ipconfig /all and look & see if it is pointing to itself for primary DNS. If not, you need to point it to itself as primary DNS.

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jonathanduane2010Author Commented:
i had disabled IPV6 and this seemed to have caused the problem, (i had head that IPV6 interferes with DNS)

But reenabling it seems to have done the trick
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