We have a Windows Server 2003 File Server which has a database and a custom Application on it.
About 40 - 50 users will either run the application on the server or remote desktop to a different terminal server and run the application from there.
For years this has worked without too many problems then 6 months ago our users which remote desktop were saying that they could not run the application anymore. When I remoted in to the Terminal Server it showed that the mapped drives on the file server were disconnected.
I can remote into the File Server and the drives look ok.
If I go to Network and click on the server it says "Windows cannot access \\server".
Then our local network users were saying that sometimes they could run it but it was slow or sometimes they couldn't run the app at all.
It will sometimes show an "Access Violation" error and not allow the app to run.
I can still run small local MS Access apps which can connect to the database on the server and retrieve data but can't run apps which are installed on the File Server.
So our network tech says that there is an issue with licenses on the file server which is causing this. We have 75 licenses and only about
40 - 50 users. He said that Windows wasn't "letting go of some users" and he reapplied the licenses which has fixed this issue for about 6 months.
Now the problem has come back and our Network tech said that we were only able to reapply the licenses once and now will have to move the whole app to another machine. This doesn't sound entirely right ...
Has anyone heard of this issue before?
Any suggestions as to what is going on?