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    Hey eveyone,

    We recently did a rollout for a client of ours that had a new server and workstations. The server is running Windows 2008 Std R2 x64 (DC) and the workstations are all using Windows 7 Professional. Currently they are have a lot of issues where shared folder access locks up for about 30 seconds and then resumes. The clients have mapped drives through the use of a "net use x: \\server\files /p:y" command. This being my first W2k8r2/W7Pro deployment, I was wondering if there was something I was missing or something I overlooked. I setup the shared by right-clicking and hit share at the folder level from explorer. I know there is a feature to setup the shares through a wizard. Is the use of this wizard needed to make stable shares?

    As always, thanks for reading and any guidence is greatly appreciated!
    Last edited by alpha202ej; 27th May 2010, 18:11.

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    Re: Am I doing this right?

    alpha202ej ,

    You have been here long enough to know to use a more suitable title for your posts. The title you have tells us nothing about your problem.

    Consider this a warning.

    Reported to admins to be changed to something more suitable.

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Am I doing this right?

      Sorry, I'll be more specific in the future.
      Last edited by alpha202ej; 27th May 2010, 18:16.

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      • #4
        Re: Am I doing this right?

        sounds like an empty raid/cache battery.
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        • #5
          Re: Am I doing this right?

          Originally posted by Dumber View Post
          sounds like an empty raid/cache battery.
          Is this similar to needing Blinker Fluid for my car?

          In anycase, we put in a support call to Microsoft and are waiting to hear back so I will keep everyone posted as the situation progresses.

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          • #6
            Re: Am I doing this right?

            Originally posted by alpha202ej View Post
            Is this similar to needing Blinker Fluid for my car?
            No, thats the same as needing a gallon of Prop Wash

            It was a genuine question -- server RAID controllers often include a battery to ensure data in the memory of the controller is preserved in the event of a server outage.

            What make / model of server do you have?
            Does it use RAID, if so, what is the controller?
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            • #7
              Re: shared folder access locks up (Was: Am I doing this right?)

              Like is said above about the RAID Controller having a backup battery, it can often be seen when reading the Controller specs as having a BBU.

              eg: http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=e...ID+bbu&gs_rfai=
              1 1 was a racehorse.
              2 2 was 1 2.
              1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
              2 2 1 1 2

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              • #8
                Re: shared folder access locks up (Was: Am I doing this right?)

                Thanks for all the replies and suggestions. We ended up calling Microsoft and it turned out to be an issue with the NIC. Once we set the flow setting to 100 Mb Half Duplex it started working perfectly.

                Now I need to figure out why the NIC is doing this...

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                • #9
                  Re: shared folder access locks up (Was: Am I doing this right?)

                  Half duplex???? That would be a very bad decision and in the end it will lock up your traffic flow. It should be full duplex configured on your switches and on your servers.
                  Or move to gigabit
                  Last edited by Dumber; 3rd June 2010, 19:24. Reason: Typo
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                  • #10
                    Re: shared folder access locks up (Was: Am I doing this right?)

                    Originally posted by Dumber View Post
                    Half duplex???? Thatcher would be a very bad decision and in the end it will lock up your traffic flow. It should be full duplex configured on your switches and on your servers.
                    Or move to gigabit
                    Indeed. This is only a temporary fix. We are going to have HP swap out the motherboard (as it is a new server) and see where we stand after that.

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                    • #11
                      Re: shared folder access locks up (Was: Am I doing this right?)

                      But is your switch configured correctly? Auto-auto would usually fail if it isn't a gigabit connection
                      Marcel
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