Network Connectivity Stops Randomly To Our Windows 2008 Server - But Not For All Clients
Posted on 2010-09-15
I have a wierd problems that I am hoping that you can help me with.
We have approx 500 Windows XP clients in our offices connected to our Windows 20008 R2 domain. There is a member server also running Windows 2008 (not R2) with our MIS system running on SQL 2008 R2.
Frequently, perhaps 7 or 8 times a day, different users will complain that they have lost connectivity to the MIS, and that they cannot access any information.
When I visit the user, I can see that the member server itself cannot be pinged until I reboot or refresh the network connection (ipconfig /release, ipconfig /renew).
What makes this particularly strange is, the other computers in the office are still accessing that MIS server fine and pings are successful.
Minutes later, a completely different user would complain about the same problem, and yet everyone else is working fine.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is causing real frustration.