Windows 2003 Share acting weird

Posted on 2011-03-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have a server using Teamed NICs' that has a strange problem.  When opening a file share from a client computer and then drilling down to a folder, you can watch the file share back out, one folder at a time until you get a message that the server is no longer available.  The funny thing is, if you wait a second, you can get right back in.  

I've tried removing the Teamed adapters and using a single NIC, I've tried reloading the latest drivers for the NIC's and turned off things such as flow control and TCP offloading.  I cannot make this go away.  Even more peculiar is that I have another server with the exact configuration that does not exhibit these problems.

HELP...  I have no more hair to pull out!
Question by:Frank McCourry
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4

Expert Comment

ID: 35061133
does it happen on all client machines or just one?
does it happen locally on the console?
LVL 10

Expert Comment

ID: 35061141
let's start from basics , have you noticed any errors in log files?

Assisted Solution

by:Frank McCourry
Frank McCourry earned 0 total points
ID: 35061239
Not a single one.
Comparison of Amazon Drive, Google Drive, OneDrive

What is Best for Backup: Amazon Drive, Google Drive or MS OneDrive? In this free whitepaper we look at their performance, pricing, and platform availability to help you decide which cloud drive is right for your situation. Download and read the results of our testing for free!


Assisted Solution

by:Frank McCourry
Frank McCourry earned 0 total points
ID: 35061534
Just unloaded Anti-virus and no change...

Accepted Solution

Frank McCourry earned 0 total points
ID: 35061985
Problem resolved.  I found a setting in the advanced properties of the Intel Proset called Interuption Moderation rate.  After setting this to "off" on both NIC's the problem went away.  Network access to this server is a little slower now, but stable.

Author Closing Comment

by:Frank McCourry
ID: 35115391
I'm accepting my own solution because I found the problem through trial and error.  This question had not been posted more than an hour when the problem was resolved.  Thanks to all that took the time to respond.

Featured Post

Report: Liquid Web beats Amazon, Rackspace & More

A study by performance analyst firm Cloud Spectator finds that Liquid Web beats rivals Amazon, Rackspace and DigitalOcean when it comes to website and cloud application performance.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

#Citrix #Citrix Netscaler #HTTP Compression #Load Balance
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
After creating this article (, I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question