Delayed Write Failed and other problems
We are having a problem that is becoming more and more frequent.
The interesting thing is that it only occours in one IT suite.
Over the last few months both publisher and powerpoint have been having the delayed write failed problem when saving to the public or home drives, both located on the main server.
This I belive after reading up on it is due to a loss of the network connection at some point while the user is logged on.
Now that they have moved on to using access databases we now have a problem where a number of pupils databases have become corrupt. They are backed up daily so recovering them is not a problem, but is annoying and time consuming as I seem to have an extra 2 pupils with the problem each time.
The error is "The Microsoft Jet Database Engine Stopped the Process Because You and Another User are Attempting to Change the Same Data at the Same Time". Which also seems like it may be caused by this loss of network connection.
The interesting bit is that it only happens in this one room, which is identical to the other IT room next to it. Same PCs, same image, same software (with a few exceptions) XP Pro SP3, Office 2003 Pro, same updates, same patches, same VLAN, same switch, identical GPO policies the only difference being the name of the policy. Both rooms sit either side of the server room so they are equal distances in terms of cable run.
So why is it happening and why only in this one room???