I installed SP4 on my Win2k Member Server. Now I can not connect to MSN to get Windows updates and I can't connect to Network Associates for my Virus protection updates. When I say can't connect it just slowly clocks for ever and never completes. What is interesting is that I can connect to my ISP, Bank, and School... but the response time is extremely slow! It experienced a Memory Dump last night so I booted to the Last know good...
Also, my Router line is showing plenty of activity and the other '98 machines are able to connect no problem with excellent response times. Have you heard of this issue with SP4, or is my machine just destined for a full OS re-install?
I've run into a few cases where SMB signing became fluky after an SP4 install -- try disabling it in your domain GPO or on the machine's Local Security Policy under Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsLocal PoliciesSecurity Options.
Dig deeper on Windows Operating System Management
Related Q&A from Laura E. Hunter
Active Directory expert Laura E. Hunter offers some advice for changing the IP addresses of domain controllers.continue reading
A Windows administrator moving from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2003 R2 wants to perform a restore of a previous server to a new one ...continue reading
An admin needs to grant user access rights for those needing to traverse directory trees. Our server management expert explains how to use Group ...continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.