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By skylov ·
Hi, every body, I am new in this field, i am administering a LAN of about 30 wk/stations with a DHCP server. now the problem is i cant see one workstation on the network, though from it i am able to see other computers. could someone help. thanks

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by mrvalko In reply to NT Workstation

Every computer in the LAN periodicaly sends notification that it is runnig and when turning ON or OFF. Domain browsers listen for this messages and update list of active computers. D.B. give this list to any who needs it. If D.B. has missed msg. for turning on of one computer, this wks. wouldn't be in the list - until it sends next msg after some minutes ( maybe 12 ). Meanwhile it will see others but no one will see it. This is normal. If you don't see it after it has been working one hour, this is a problem. Check NIC, cables.
You can try to find it with 'Start/Search for computer'. If you don't find it, there is a problem. Check IP address and subnet mask: on command prompt type "ipconfig/all". If a DHCP client don't get IP address, it automatically assumes ones like 196.254.*.* ( or 169.254.*.* - can't remember it ). If IP is bad, try: "ipconfig/release" and "ipconfig/renew". Try "ping <IP of DHCP Server>". Check Event viewer for some error. Wish you luck.

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by skylov In reply to NT Workstation

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by angsax In reply to NT Workstation

You didn't say what operating system you are using on the workstations and whether or not your using TCP and IPX protocols.

Check that your bindings are set correctly (the same as the others running the same OS) and that, if Novell, that IPX/SPXis the default protocol.

There's lots more weird and wonderful settings to check!

Best to check a similar machine's settings and match them.

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by Ken Wolf In reply to NT Workstation

The previous answers point out some very good possiblities. One other thing you might check is to be sure that your workstations (if Win95 or 9 are members of the same workgroup as the server. In Win95/98 you not only have log on the domain but your workgroup (same name as domain) has to be specified.

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by skylov In reply to NT Workstation

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by Vishal Bali In reply to NT Workstation

You already have some good answers it would be a good idea to check for the services running, workstation and server service

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by skylov In reply to NT Workstation

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by skylov In reply to NT Workstation

thanks very much to those who responded to my query. i ve gone through all the options you suggested, en it seems i am getting somewhere, the only thing i have discovered is that the sever service on the workstation is not running, when i try to start it, it's coming down with en error saying " Not enough server stoarge is available to process this command" now i dont know which space it is refering to. please help. thankx.

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by Ken Wolf In reply to NT Workstation

Take a look at this Microsoft TechNet article that discusses your error - Q225782. Maybe this will help you solve your problem
Ken

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