I have a windows 2003 Ent. SP2 server that after a reboot, "loses" it's network card. The card still shows up in NETWORK CONNECTIONS and even appears to be sending and receiving traffic, but I cannot ping anything nor can I ping back to the server. The only way to fix the problem is to shut down the server, remove the network card, reboot, confirm the card is gone, shut down, put the card back in, boot up (Server will now see the card and set it as DHCP and to OBTAIN DNS server address automatically) After I put in it's static IP information again, it starts working like a charm... again... The funny thing is the server is "counting up" on network cards. Every time I re-install this network card, it adds another number to the LOCAL AREA CONNECTION (I'm currently at number 20!) Any ideas on where to turn to fix this issue? I've been fighting it for over a year now. (as you can guess from the number of times I've had to take out - put back in the silly network card!) Thanks in advance for the help!
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Server 2003 ent. SP2 "loses" network card and connection