Win 7 SP1 unable to access Servers intermitently
Posted on 2011-05-13
I am having an issue that has been intermittent for weeks now. It is baffling me and I am out of ideas to try.
Issue: Unable to access Windows Server 2003 box from Windows 7 SP1 computers. I am unable to browse to the shares or ping by either IP or computer name. This is only effecting Win7 computers, all XP computers function properly. Seems to be happening after installation of SP1 but could be a coincidence.
This has been happening very randomly every 1-2 weeks. The odd thing is that is happens when trying to access different servers. First it was the SBS 2003 box (might not be related for sure), then it was my Storage Server 2003 box (last week) and now my Server 2003 Standard box. Same behavior and symptoms and will just go away after a day or so.
The biggest downside to this is the business owners and GM are the ones on Windows 7 so that is a huge issue for them.
I have gone through IP setting and reviewed both static and dynamic options with same results. Checked out DNS to make sure there was nothing going on there. Verified there is no firewall or security software interfearing (disabled/uninstalled as needed).
I am unable to find any errors in either the servers or workstations event viewer or anything else to help me find the problem.
Any suggestions or ideas to try are greatly appreciated!!