I have a network of 6 computers running windows xp with a server running windows server 2003. We work three evenings a week, and the network loses connection with the server at approximately 5pm on each of these evenings. I.e. We are running a program called oasis which stores client data on the server; when there is this slowness issue the computers will freeze up when you try to pick a different client and look at there info - at the same time a shared directory on the server will become inaccessible. Logging out on the computers will resolve the issue. This problem doesn't seem to arise at any other time of day. All computers have the same problem at the same time when it starts. I am also using a cisco rvs4000 router and tp link td8810? Modem/router, vet antivirus. I have had a computer tech look at this but he couldn't work out the issue. I don't want to exclude any of your possible solutions, but I have tried:
- briefly checking for scheduled tasks at this time, I'm not sure if i may have missed something
- changing the time on the computers (seemed to work the first day but then it happened again)
- turning off xp auto disconnect from server if computer is idle
- running a batch file that continually pinged the server so that the connection was never idle
I have some computer literacy but am not an expert by any means, so please provide as much instruction as possible with your solutions if you can. Thanks.