Windows File Shares not accessible after DC Reboot
Posted on 2014-01-22
I have a four DC Windows 2003 Server Environment. One of my DC's ran out of virtual memory and needed to be rebooted. It took three reboots before the there were no errors and all services started. During this time, none of my windows file shares that are presented off of my Storage array are accessible by anyone who reboots and re-authenticates. All of my DHCP reserved IP addresses including Servers, Clients, Printers, and other devices are accessible on login as is all browsing and email access.
I have reviewed all of my DC's and they are all clear of errors for over an hour in Eventvwr, but my clients are unable to access these file shares. The storage unit you can ping and perform forward/reverse DNS lookups through NSLOOKUP. Response is 1ms or 2ms so very typical performance. My ERP is IP based and my users are having no issues connecting to the system.
I am stumped, I don't know where to look or think. I cannot join and remove 200+ client PC's to the domain so this is not an option as 50% of my environment are remote using VPN based connections.
I hope someone has information on how to resolve.