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Windows 7: Windows 7 Network server issues


20 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Windows 7 Network server issues

I have a network using Windows 7 Pro and Windows XP Pro Machines. I just built a new server with Windows 7 Pro with a Gigabit network. 1 server (7 Pro) 3 machines (7 Pro) 2 machines (XP Pro). Windows sharing on network on server. DHCP IP for network. I keep loosing the network connection to shared server file. I can ping the server from every machine with no problem. I can not browse to the network or use UNC format from run command to see the server. I can reboot the server and everything is working again. Does Windows 7 have a limit to concurrent connections? And is the server releasing the connections. Every person and shared file has admin rights to read and right to server. ANY THOUGHTS. Thanks JC


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20 Jan 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you tried using static IPs?
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20 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

No I have not tried that because all machines can ping the server and the server can ping all workstations when this is going on and they can all access the web.
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20 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcnutmkc View Post
No I have not tried that because all machines can ping the server and the server can ping all workstations when this is going on and they can all access the web.

I would defintily put static IPs

It would make it consistant...

If you have DHCP server it does have a lease time on the router. So if the IPS change then more than likely it will looose its connection.
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20 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

There is an option in the Advance Sharing in the Sharing tab, that lets u select how machine connections are allowed to the share. Check that number.
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20 Jan 2010   #6

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Put your a static IP <==> Hostname resolution in your HOSTS file to avoid weird things... It'd be a lot better you have a DNS server on the network...

zzz2496

Edit: aem, I think this problem is similar to Jeffs's problem, "Computer Browser" service experiencing temporal insanity...
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20 Jan 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Using statis IP should eliminate this random disconnections, at least from the endpoints point of view.
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