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Unable to See Server on Network

By jackswe ·
Gentlemen,

I have a server runnning Windows 2000 Server that is connected via CAT5 with seven other computers on a small network running XP and Windows 2000 Professional. My XP Professional desktop is connected to a 2WIRE router and is configured as the gatekeeper. All machines, excpet the Windows 2000 Server machine are running Norton 2004 Antivirus.

My problem is that I am unable to 'see' the server machine on the network. I have set up the other machines and able to view/share information between them with no problems. I've set up the the appropriate share folders on the server machine, and as far as I can tell, the firewall feature on the 2WIRE device is turned off.

What am I doing wrong?

Jack
jackswe@attglobal.net

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Are you on the same domain?

by moleculardistortion In reply to Unable to See Server on N ...

Are you on the same domain? Can you ping the server by IP and name? When you are looking for the server are you going through "My network places"? If so don't I've found that it's not always reliable.

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by jackswe In reply to Unable to See Server on N ...

Same workgroup, but have not set up a domain.

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mind to use some network scanners?

by kawarimi In reply to

if can't ping the server, y not consider use some network scanners? (GFI Languard works well in my office)just only that server can't be ping?
Or maybe IP / subnet setting?

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do u using the norton antivirus 2004 with internet security?

by gopal_mcse In reply to mind to use some network ...

if u r usiing the norton antivirus 2004 with internet security then configure the firewall on the antivirus properly, this may also the cause.

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Server NIC

by RDSLO In reply to Unable to See Server on N ...

Are you seeing activity at the NIC port? Is the NIC being seen by the server? Might want to check out the CAT 5 cable connecting your server to the router. Is there activity at the router port?

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Connectivity Issues.

by Nyxbox In reply to Unable to See Server on N ...

1. what are the TCP/IP properties of the Server and any workstation?

2. Are you using DHCP or Static Ip addressing?

3. can you elaborate on the "2WIRE" router?

4. the router is almost out of the picture when troubleshooting local traffic unless you have a wierd physical setup which two network segments are connected via the router. or unless your running DHCP on your router.

5. can you give a more elaborate description of the physical network infrastructure. do the desktops reside on the same switch/hub as the server?

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Similar Issue???

by ctucker In reply to Unable to See Server on N ...

I did not discern if inability to see server in network neighborhood is due to conection issue. I also am unable to see server in neighborhood, but can monitor using tools, can access shares, can open directories on server from xp wrkstn using the run dialog \\servername - just don't see server in neighborhood. Is this a configuration or security issue?

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TRY THIS

by OLOFINLUADARE In reply to Unable to See Server on N ...

FIRST THING FIRST HAVE YOU BEEN SEEING THE SERVER BEFORE IF YEST THEN
1.CHECK YOUR CAT5 FOR DAMAGES OR PROPER CONNECTION
2.IF THE CABLE IS OKAY, TRY PINGING THE SERVER FROM A NEARBY HOST.IF NO RESPONSE CHECK YOUR NETWORK CONFIGURATION IF THERE IS RESPONSE
3.CHECK THE OS RUNNING ON THE SERVER (THE SERVICE PACK ).
LET ME HAVE A FEED BACK THRU MY E-MAIL

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Same Problem

by ebtguy1 In reply to TRY THIS

I also have the same problem...
Windows 2003 Server
6 Windows 2000 Professional Workstations

Each of the workstations can see each other in the network neighborhood... but not the server, and the server can't see out to them either... all in the same workgroup.

Shares work when added manually...
as does: start - run - \\ServerName\

I can ping the server name from anywhere, but the network neighborhood is what concerns me.. going to see if I can ping w/s from the serv here in a minute, didn't think of that, but the shares are working... perplexing...

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Ditto

by darryl In reply to Same Problem

Did you ever find a fix?

I have the same issue. 2 of our clients have SBS servers. Both SBS servers have only 1 nic enabled. All computers can map to it, can ping it, can do nslookups on it, but cannot browse to it.

From the server, I can successfully browse the workstations. I checked the GPO and did not find anything that would indiciate a problem. CEICW runs fine.

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