Windows 7 Pro not working properly in a Win 2003 SBS Std environment
Posted on 2011-10-04
Given a Windows 2003 SBS Std SP2 based network environment, a few Windows 7 Pro workstations have been connected
Generally, things appear to work on the new workstations as expected.
However, intermittently, the following 2 issues have been observed;
1) The workstation loses its trust relationship with the domain controller (the Win 2003 SBS). To resolve this, I have to re-connect the workstation to the DC. It has already happened more than once to a particularly workstation.
Unlike with the XP Pro workstations, the ICW from the server could not be used to join the Windows 7 Pro workstations - which could explain the problem.
2) Intermittently, connections to network shares on the Server either fails or drop off. Then the workstation appear to re-scan all the available files/folders in the share, taking its time to do so. On completion of the "scan", connection may be restored. But sometimes, the share simply disappear from the workstation Windows Explorer.
Any comments, tips and suggestions would be gratefully received, Experts.