[THIN] Re: Windows 2k Terminal Server - Accessing Internet Pr oblems

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-----Original Message-----
From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Andrew Rogers
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 9:37 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Re: Windows 2k Terminal Server - Accessing Internet Problems

It seems odd though that as you said this is a replacement machine for
another one which did the exact same thing.. When the server next dies, you
could try running ethereal or tcpview to see where the server is trying to
connect to?

As someone else said, the contents of the reboot script may be useful.. Try
the server on Saturday, see if IE is dead on that day. And if you wanted to
get really drastic, you could try install firefox/mozilla/opera in the
meantime to let them get on with whatever theyre doing, while you look into
the problem before you restart the server!

Andrew
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>>> Jon.Spriggs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 25/08/04 15:09:31 >>>
I've got CA's AMO installed on the machine, and I've just disabled the two
weekly tasks that it runs. I had a daily task that I installed which
rebooted the machine at 6:55 daily, which I put in place after the fault
started happening... that's been disabled. There is also a weekly batch file
which deletes the temporary internet files. I've changed this so it runs
daily, so I'll be able to see tomorrow if it's that at fault - but it
doesn't appear so as the task seems to finish OK.
 
I've just finished running a spyware checker (spykiller) and I've run an AV
scan (no viral activity). All it came back with was a series of cookies and
jpg images... so, I'm guessing that it's not going to be that then...
 
Hmmmm.

Jon Spriggs
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Miller [mailto:JMiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 25 August 2004 14:15
To: 'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' 
Subject: [THIN] Re: Windows 2k Terminal Server - Accessing Internet Pr
oblems


Just a thought:
 
Since this is happening routinely at a specific time on a specific day, I'd
look into any type of automated tasks that could be running also.  You never
know what you may find.  

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Reyes [mailto:artadmin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 6:17 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [THIN] Re: Windows 2k Terminal Server - Accessing Internet Problems



It does sound like spyware to me as well.  What is running on server
startup?  As a stop gap/test, try using a hosts file to block external
ad/spy sites.

If it keeps your server up one day, using the hosts file may confirm this.

 

I've been getting mine from here:
http://www.accs-net.com/hosts/get_hosts.html 

 

But these sites are also nice linked.

http://cexx.org/neuter.htm 

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm 
<http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm> 

 

 

 

 


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From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Spriggs Jon
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 3:12 AM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [THIN] Windows 2k Terminal Server - Accessing Internet Problems

 

Hi, 

Can anyone help me? I have a Windows 2000 Advanced Server with Terminal
Services where every Monday between 7am and 8am its preventing my users from
accessing the internet. A reboot seems to solve it once it's happened, but a
reboot an hour before (6am) doesn't stop it from happening.

Short of running Snort on the server and some form of keylogger to see what
all the users are doing (which I don't think they'd be happy about), I'm
stumped as to what I can do next.

Any suggestions? 

Jon Spriggs 
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