Re: Server loses network - bizzare behavior

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Subject: Re: Server loses network - bizzare behavior
Posted by:  Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS] (meiw…
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009

Hello Bartly,

For the hardware problem, choose a new mouse. Make sure you use the latest
drivers for all hardware also.

For the "not available on the network" describe more detailed what your problem
is, seeing them via network neighbourhood, accessing via RDC, opening shared
folders etc.

Also post an unedited ipconfig /all from them and client machine and describe
your network setup, router, switches etc.

Best regards

Meinolf Weber
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> We have two servers that are both exhibiting bizzare behavior. The
> first
> thing you notice is that they are not available on the network. When
> you go
> to the console and login, the mouse cursor is out of control and
> wanders all
> over the desktop, unusable. Then you Ctrl-Alt-Del and restart the
> server. It
> hangs on the way down before it leaves windows all the way, blue
> windows
> desktop but no icons.  At that point you hard reset it and it comes
> back up
> okay and is fine for a few days until it happens again.
> When viewing the system event log the only error you see is:
> PlugPlayManager Event ID 12
> The device 'MATSHITA UJDA780 DVD/CDRW'
> (IDE\CdRomMATSHITA_UJDA780_DVD/CDRW_______________CA21____\5&871aba8&0
> &0.0.0)
> disappeared from the system without first being prepared for removal.
> Whe you look at the application event log, about thirty seconds after
> the Event 12 error, you start seeing errors indicating the loss of
> network activity, cannot find the DC etc.
> One server is WIndows 2003 R2 Standard and runs a web application on
> an IBM
> x3250 box.
> THe other server is Windows 2003 x64 and runs Exchange 2007 Client
> Access on
> a IBM x3350 box.
> All the firmware on the servers is up to date and all the micirosft
> updates are installed.


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Server loses network - bizzare behavior posted by Bartly on Mon, 27 Apr 2009