windows 7 server data sharing issues
Posted on 2013-11-21
I have a customer who are having occasional network issues.
Excel docs & Accounts apps (sage) are freezing & users are losing work!
all pc's are windows 7 & the server is windows 7.
It's a peer to peer network.
They use accounts software & & excel docs etc & all the data is stored on the server.
It's occasionally freezing & losing connection to the server etc.
When i ping the server from a client eg 192.168.2.1 & use the continuous /t it occasionally gives a "request timed out"
approx 1 in 40 pings. I think this is a clue!
I have tried disabling the firewall (both public & private) on the server. No change!
I also disabled the AVG av on the server. No change!
I chenged the ip address of the server several times. No change!
I have shared the data folders & given everyone "full control"
Have tried unsharing & re sharing.
I have run Western Digital diagnostics on the server & the hard drive is fine.
I have replaced the switch & cabled 1 of the pc's directly into the switch to exclude any faulty wiring.
Can someone help please!!