Mac OS 10.2.7 and Server 2003, Connection Keeps Dropping


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Ethan Pierce

I am running Server 2003 and I have 4 macs connected to it, 3 G4 an one G5.
Now the problem is the G5 is constantly dropping it connection to the
server. This problem has been going on for the last couple of weeks and I
can't figure it out because there is no logged information on the server
about it. This has happened constantly for the last week on the G5 and once
and a while on one of the G4. Both macs that this is happening to are
running OS X version 10.2.7, my other 2 macs are running os 9.2 and 10.2.4,
could it be a problem with 10.2.7? Has anyone else experienced this? And is
there a solution? I am going to update the os to the latest versions before
I leave tonight and hopefully this will fix the problem but it may not so
any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Ethan
 
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Chris

Ethan,
I as well as a few others who post to the group are
experincing the same problem.
Have you found out anything?
The text of my post follows.

Thanks,
Chris

My networking post:
Hello,
Using a Windows 2003 Enterprise Server in a
predominantly Macintosh prepress network for a printing
company. Wide range of machines OS 7.5 to OS X 10.2.8. and
a few Wintel boxes. File Services for Mac is running.
On the Win 2000 PC and the newer Mac OS machines we keep
getting disconnected from the server. The events system
log reports the following when the Macs get kicked off -
_______________________
Source: MACSRV
Event ID: 12061

Session from user "g4-2" was timed out and disconnected by
the server. The IP address of the Macintosh workstation is
in the data.
_______________________

The events security log reports the following when the
PC gets kicked off but the PC "automatically" re-logs
itself in so isn't terrible unless it does it in the
middle of file operations -
_______________________
Source: Security
Categpry: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 538

User Logoff:
User Name: p41800
Domain: 2003SERVER
Logon ID: (0x0,0x4D1E19)
Logon Type: 3
_______________________

The security event log for the Macs reports this -
_______________________
Source: Security
Categpry: Logon/Logoff
Event ID: 538

User Logoff:
User Name: g4-2
Domain: 2003SERVER
Logon ID: (0x0,0x4F1F6D)
Logon Type: 3
_______________________

The disconnect occurs when the machines are idle and
more often during file operations such as writing a
postscript file to disk from Quark Express.
The Macs require us to "remount" and "reauthenticate"
manually. It is particularly troublesome during file
operations and appears to happen more frequently when
working with large files. We commonly deal with 50 MB
files and larger. A job giving us trouble today is nearly
2 GB in size.
 
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Guest

Suggest that by migrating to Mac OS 10.3.2 you may indeed eliminate this problem. You could also check out the settings on the screensaver and energy saver. I encountered a similar problem and by disabling the energy saver my problem was fixed. Since upgrading to OS 10.3 all is working fine

----- Chris wrote: ----

Ethan
I as well as a few others who post to the group are
experincing the same problem
Have you found out anything
The text of my post follows

Thanks
Chri

My networking post
Hello
Using a Windows 2003 Enterprise Server in a
predominantly Macintosh prepress network for a printing
company. Wide range of machines OS 7.5 to OS X 10.2.8. and
a few Wintel boxes. File Services for Mac is running
On the Win 2000 PC and the newer Mac OS machines we keep
getting disconnected from the server. The events system
log reports the following when the Macs get kicked off
______________________
Source: MACSR
Event ID: 1206

Session from user "g4-2" was timed out and disconnected by
the server. The IP address of the Macintosh workstation is
in the data
______________________

The events security log reports the following when the
PC gets kicked off but the PC "automatically" re-logs
itself in so isn't terrible unless it does it in the
middle of file operations
______________________
Source: Securit
Categpry: Logon/Logof
Event ID: 53

User Logoff
User Name: p4180
Domain: 2003SERVE
Logon ID: (0x0,0x4D1E19
Logon Type:
______________________

The security event log for the Macs reports this
______________________
Source: Securit
Categpry: Logon/Logof
Event ID: 53

User Logoff
User Name: g4-
Domain: 2003SERVE
Logon ID: (0x0,0x4F1F6D
Logon Type:
______________________

The disconnect occurs when the machines are idle and
more often during file operations such as writing a
postscript file to disk from Quark Express
The Macs require us to "remount" and "reauthenticate"
manually. It is particularly troublesome during file
operations and appears to happen more frequently when
working with large files. We commonly deal with 50 MB
files and larger. A job giving us trouble today is nearly
2 GB in size
 
S

sideshowblah

I have a similar problem with all of the Macs on my Win2003 Svr
connecting through AFP. But I do get an error logged in my Win2003
System Log of a 12061 (timeout) when they are disconnected. All the
Macs are running either OS 10.2.8 or 10.3.2 and on my network there is
no noticable difference in the disconnects between the 2 OS's.
Hopefully you will have better luck with the newer OS. I have
disabled the energy savers and even toyed with the timeout settings on
the WinSvr itself with no change. I have 2 users that may get
disconnected 1-2 times per week but most get disconnected anywhere
from 1-5 times per day. Has anyone tried the ExtremeZ-IP product by
Grouplogic? They claim to be able to eliminate this problem but the
software is a little pricey.
good luck to everyone else out there fighting this.
 
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Tony Sheppard

I have a similar problem with all of the Macs on my Win2003 Svr
connecting through AFP. But I do get an error logged in my Win2003
System Log of a 12061 (timeout) when they are disconnected. All the
Macs are running either OS 10.2.8 or 10.3.2 and on my network there is
no noticable difference in the disconnects between the 2 OS's.
Hopefully you will have better luck with the newer OS. I have
disabled the energy savers and even toyed with the timeout settings on
the WinSvr itself with no change. I have 2 users that may get
disconnected 1-2 times per week but most get disconnected anywhere
from 1-5 times per day. Has anyone tried the ExtremeZ-IP product by
Grouplogic? They claim to be able to eliminate this problem but the
software is a little pricey.
good luck to everyone else out there fighting this.
I tried the trial and was very happy with it, but management would not give
us the money to continue.

The GroupLogic team are also very interested in working with clients and
actually finding out what they want, and incorporating into subsequent
builds.
The disconnection issue has been round for a while, and will be around for a
while.

Ton Sheppard
 

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