As of last week, all Windows 7 workstations in office have sporadic connectivity to Windows Server 2003 R2
Posted on 2011-05-05
All the Windows 7 machines in the office have started to struggle to connect to Windows Server 2003 R2. Specifics:
- On any of the Windows 7 machines, I'll connect to the LAN via wireless or Ethernet and attempt to access the server via Windows Explorer and get nothing. Efforts to ping the server or connect via RD fail as well.
- Then, for no rhyme or reason, connectivity comes back. When connectivity comes back, it comes back for Windows Explorer, ping, and RD.
- The connectivity issue is exclusively between Windows 7 clients and the Windows 2003 Server. The Windows 7 clients connection to the Windows 2000 server and other client workstations is uninterrupted. Similarly, the Windows XP clients connection to the Windows 2003 server is uninterrupted.
- I've been perusing the updates on both the Windows 7 clients and the Windows 2003 Server. While nothing jumps out at me, it's certainly possible that an update on either side is the source of my misery.
- I've also been perusing the event logs. Nothing jumps out at me, but I'm not an Event Log expert by any stretch.