Just had a call that another server has gone down! We think lightening overnight is the culprit. Bang goes the PDC complete with DHCP and DNS services. It’s amazing how many bits of a network rely on one small server. Without DHCP none of the clients can get an IP address or default gateway – no network even though the network is physically fine and the gateway is working. Without DNS none of the workstations know where anything else is.
Oh the joys of computing! Mind you, it is gratifying to have CSC phone Datawise Computing for suggestions….