Active Directory Stops Responding
We have set up Active Directory on a new school's
server, which is running Windows Server 2003. The primary purpose of
this is to allow a group policy to be applied to 20 laptops.
The server is also be providing server-side storage for the accounts
The server is connected to a network switch, which in turn is
connected to a wireless access point. The server is also used by Censornet proxy server
which, when authenticated by Active Directory, is used by clients
to access the internet. In the IT facilities there are 20
laptops which connect to the wireless access point, each of which is
configured to access Active Directory on the server.
The problem is that when the laptops log into the server, it works for
a short time then the laptops become unresponsive.
At first we thought the wireless AP was being overloaded, so
we changed it but the problem remained. When this issue arises, the
server machine freezes on "Loading your settings..." when you attempt
to log in to the server physically. To regain control, the server must
be hard rebooted (reset button on front of case).
The network connection itself seems fine as two network switches and
two wireless APs have been used with no resolution to the problem. The
event log shows nothing suspicious other than a few unusual network
disconnections and automatic reconnects.
This is a reasonably urgent issue and a speedy response would be
highly appreciated. Thank you in advance.