I recently got back into the office after a two month round of customer site visits and i've found that my domain now has a random network disconnection issue with one of the two file servers.
99% of my issues are specific to win XP clients thus far. When they disconnect I am still connected. We share a common switch so I am not sure why it would affect them and not me. Trying to re-map the share results in an error. They have to log out/log in to resolve the issue.
Yesterday I swapped the network cable on the problem server with a new one and moved to another port on the switch. Problems continued.
Today I swapped to the other nic port on the server to see if it would help. Still watching to see what happens.
My users tell me that the issue really has only started in the last couple of weeks. I looked at the recent patches applied to the server and googled around for others with issues in the last couple of weeks but I haven't found anything specific yet so I do not think the issue is update related.
My time in the office is limited and I want to fix this so my users do not have to reboot numerous times per day. If my swapping of nic ports does not resolve the issue where else should I look?