Network issues, RDC data encryption error, Outlook cannot connect to PST file, other network related probelms
Posted on 2010-08-13
I have a developer server with Windows Server 2008 on it that I use as my main workstation. Its set up to remote into any of the other servers, and I'll test programs and stuff internally on it before I make a change to one of the main servers. Until recently there was no major issues. But now the network seems to be having trouble.
When I try to remote desktop into one of the other servers I get the following message withing the first 30 seconds about 90% of the time or more. To be clear I am able to get in and log on (except when the message comes the second I connect, which might be up to half the time) but just not stay.
"Because of an error in data encryption, this session will end. Please try connecting to the remote computer again."
Sometimes one server will not let me get past the log in screen, while another will work for a few minutes or more, but its not constant which will do what. The one that was working may become the one that kicks me off instantly.
Another issue that started happening at about the same time is my outlook started having issues. Half the time or more when I try to open it I get the following message:
"Cannot start Microsoft Office Outlook. Cannot open the Outlook window. The set of folders cannot be opened. The file O:\Folder\My Name\Outlook.pst cannot be accessed."
The PST file is stored on one of the other servers so it seems like its related. Sometimes I can get it open (usually after restarting the computer) and it will work for an unspecific period of time (not very long though) before it freezes up or just errors out while doing a send and receive.
It will all give me this pop up bubble in the task bar at times:
"Cannot load personal free/busy data. The file O:\Folder\My Name\Outlook.pst cannot be accessed because another workstation has modified it. Close and then restart all mail-enabled applications. You might need to restart your computer."
In relation to the above, sometimes I have trouble accessing the network shared drives, but sometimes this is not a problem or is always solved with a restart (even when I can't remote to the server the shared drive is on).
The Error I get when I can't accessed a shared folder is:
"An error occurred while reconnecting (Shared Drive letter): to \\SERVERNAME\Folder
Microsoft Windows Network: The local device name is already in use.
The connection has not been restored."
edit: I also am having trouble with any program that connects to the SQL server, though the error reports I get for those are way to diverse to give a compact overview of them. Not positive this is related, but it seems to be.
Thanks for the help.
edit2: Having pretty much no trouble with internet though. Once or twice web pages haven't loaded and had to be refreshed, but nowhere near as often as everything else is happening. Could easily just be normal internet issues and not related to this at all.