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Ayman Altounji
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Network Connection

We are in the process moving our server to Windows 2000, and have come into difficulties with the network connection. After installing Windows 2000 the Network Connection which is enabled to be displayed in the System Tray, connects and reconnects randomly. Microsoft has a knowledge base document (not referencing this model) that describes this situation and recommends installing Service Pack 1. Unfortunately the server is to house Site Server 3.0 and the instructions recommend against installing Service Pack 1, when the server is running Site Server 3.0. Are there any network connection issues running Windows 2000 on the Proliant 1600?? Are there any recommended updates, other then Win2K Service Pack 1, that should be installed?? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Network Connection

Make sure you are using current NIC drivers...

Fast Ethernet drivers

I'm not positive which NIC you are using now, so double-check that first. (TI chipset would be the "Netelligent 10/100" - Intel chipset would be one of the "NC" series enet cards).
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Network Connection

Thanks for the response. The Windows 2000 re-install with Site Server 3.0 went successully without any untimely disconnection indications. Because Windows 2000 implements a media sensing functionality with thought that maybe the problem lay within that, but as stupid as this may seem, it might have been that the network cable was loose in the back!!! Not one of my brightest days, but sometimes seemingly complex problems, require simple solutions, anyways, thanks for the response.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Network Connection

I am having the exact same difficulties as EQXUSER,
The Info:
Upgrade Proliant 1600 P2 350 From Windows NT Terminal Server (SP6) to W2K.
Installed Latest Rompaq from: http://www.compaq.com/support/files/server/us/download/9679.html
Installed SP1 for W2K
Changed all Cables and used a different port on the 3Com Hub
NIC is Netelligent 10/100 TX PCI Embedded UTP
Driver is: Netflex3.sys, Version: 5.0.1.15
MAC Add: 0008C74C1F81

MS System Log Event Log No: 4201 - No Info Available
Error exactly as Described Before.
Disconnection from Network 2/3 times per Min
Network Apps Falling over due to lost connection

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.