The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

May 5 2009   1:02AM GMT

Always check the Event Viewer

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Whats one of the first things you should do if there is an issue with a PC or between a PC and a server? Check the obvious, then check the event viewer. If you don’t you can find yourself in a situation where you waste a lot of time looking for a solution when it will only come to you if you get the error message from event viewer… as with a client, SMB/Shares/Printing was all inaccessible from the server. I dropped the PC from the domain, re-added it, deleted the share, readded it, nothing seemed to work. But if I would have just checked the event logs I would have seen that it was a time issue between the server and workstation! Ah well we all say that hindsight is 20/20!

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