Odd issue and I'm not having much luck with ole google (perhaps I'm not looking in the right direction).
Hoping to get a little help with that here from some of you.
On our network we have approx. 75 machines - all running XP SP3. They cover 3 different business operations and each business' machines are subnetted differently but come into the same switches/panels.
Lately, we have had users who pickup a different IP address entirely (from AT&T dsl) and it keeps them from being able to access the network shares they need to and keeps them from being able to use email and some other network driven software.
It's very random that it occurs - sometimes it's just 1 user who is affected. This morning it was 5 users. Just curious what could be causing these machines to not pick up their lease (which hasn't expired) from the network as they normally do and why/where they're picking up this outside IP scheme. We did use a secondary DSL line from AT&T for certain bank related activities for a while but I do not believe we utilize that anymore (although, we may - I'm looking into it).
Any other ideas on where to look and/or how to move forward and keep this from happening anymore would be appreciated!