Win7 Reports it cannot connect to server - but does
Posted on 2011-03-04
Server: WS2008-R1 32-bit. PC's: Win7-64. Network 1G - 2 Switch Hop.
Description: When new win7 pc's boot up they complain that they could not connect to the mapped network drives and the drive icons in My Computer show a big red X. Clicking on any of them and the share comes up immediately. Log files show the PC is not finding a DC to service it. This includes not setting the time, not processing group policy settings, etc. However, it does connect and it does eventually do all these things. About a minute and a half from boot before all the errors in the log file having to do with letting the pc attach to the domain are resolved.
My thinking is that the new win7 boxes, with SSD drives, I7 processors, etc are just so fast that they request various things from the server and because of a slight lag they error and complain. Make any sense? If so, would there be a way to retard there over-reaction to the delayed response from the server? Or is this a network connectivity problem? Replacing older PC using same cabling to the net results in these erorrs whereas the older, slower boxes never complained.
Again, you can access any of the mapped drives instantly, after the system complains they cannot be connected and replaces the drive icons with red x's.