Disconnected Network drive

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Dear All, We have windows 2000 server domain and a file server which is running on windows 2003Server. client PCs are Windows XP Pro. The problem is users suddenly got disconnected from the file server and getting an error message " the network drive is already in use". After i restart the file server all the users are able access the server again. Can anybody give suggestions what could be the reason behind this? This problem is occuring once in 15 days.We have mcafee 8.0 and Mcafee epolicy orchestrator for protection.
ASKED: September 19, 2005  6:24 AM
UPDATED: September 26, 2005  12:19 PM

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Make your 2003 Server a WINS server and set it to replicate (push/pull) with the W2K server.

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  • Acerico
    Hopefully, this is very good news for you..... OK, your PDC is a win2k server, it needs to be the primary DNS server for itself and all workstations/member servers on the network (AD integrated). If your XP doesn't get the IP address from the DHCP, you need to set the primary DNS to your Win2K server as well, you can set other external DNS as your secondary or tertiary if your Win2K server doesn't give you lookups for outside your network. This is to ensure that all workstations know where to find the AD server to get authenticated. There are also some other settings on the clients you may want to look at. Control Panel Admin Tools Local Security Policy Local Policies Security Options look down the list for "Microsoft Network server: amount of idle time required before suspending session - default = 15 minutes". Right click and Properties. Set this to an obscenely large number of minutes. 99,999 next... on the same list... find: "Microsoft Network Server: Disconnect clients when logo hours expire". Right click and Properties. Set at "disabled" Hopefully, this helps you. Let me know Shannon Rico Communications Technician Westelcom, Inc.
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