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Windows 7: Win7Pro32 as 'server' drops users

10 Sep 2010   #1

Win7 Pro 32 bit
Win7Pro32 as 'server' drops users

Dell Optiplex quad core system with Win7Pro32 acting as a server. 5 users setup, only 4 of them ever active. Running a niche market accounting program with Advantage Database.

Seems every morning they have to reboot the server in order to allow everyone access to the shared folder. The server is up when they get there, it can get on the internet, just seems it has locked everyone out. It can see other machines, the users just can't login to the server.

Occasionally, it will lock out users during the day.

Have AVG Internet Security edition, but at the moment have both AVG and Windows firewalls disabled.

I have checked that the network adapter is NOT set to be powered down by the system, and I think I got that in the BIOS also.

At night, we have the 5 users back their machines up to the server in a staggered sequence, which has Carbonite on it so there is an off site backup. I think I can force the lockout by performing a backup on one of the machines. After that, we have to reboot the server for everyone else to be able to log back into it.

I have used this same backup scenario at different customer's offices without this problem. About the only difference is this is the only site with a Dell system. I usually build my own systems for others.

I've looked thru the threads but don't see anyone with this same type of problem and of course there's nothing on msft site suggesting a solution.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.

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10 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Hello WTDS,

I would start by completely uninstalling AVG and see if the problem persists. AVG is known to cause many problems such as you are describing.
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