We are experiencing an issue in our environment that involves Windows 2000 SP4 devices spontaneously rebooting. The basic facts gathered about the events are:
1- A large number of the devices reboot without known cause during the daily time period that vulnerability scans occur. We have no vulnerabilities set to 'Autofix'. The reboot events occur with seconds or minutes of vulnerability scans being initiated. The scans do not terminate normally. Patch repair tasks pushed to the same devices do not stimulate a similar unintended reboot.
2- The reboot condition on the same devices can also be initiated by running 'uninstallwinclient.exe', 'wscfg32.exe' or a self contained agent installation file.
3- Novell Client for Windows vs. 4.90 SP2 is installed on all of the devices. Debugging of crash dumps from the affected devices reveals a probable relationship with a Client32 file, 'nwfs.sys'.
4-Uninstalling Client32, reinstalling the LD agent (8.7 SP2) and reinstalling Client32 appears to remediate the condition in most of the affected devices.
5- Our LDMS core is at 8.7 SP2 with most of our devices at 8.7 SP1.
Has anyone seen a similar set of conditions and/or developed a resolution?