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Can't map to/ping machine on the network

By mdjunk ·
We're a small office running several Windows servers with XP on the client. We run virus software on our network by mapping to the c$, d$ and so on drives on the clients, then run the software on a dedicated server.

There are some machines that I can't map to or even ping. I'm a domain admin.

It seems to be caused by having the Windows Firewall turned on. But turning that off scares me a bit as well. Is there a way to map to a drive (admin share or otherwise) and still have the Windows Firewall turned on?

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by prompt1 In reply to Can't map to/ping machine ...

first check your cable attached with your lan card.if its ok check the lan driver is installed or not on your pc.

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by wlbowers In reply to Can't map to/ping machine ...

You need to create an exception or check existing exceptions.

How to on the firewall.

http://tinyurl.com/ajvbl

Lee

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by lmayeda In reply to Can't map to/ping machine ...

I had the same problem on one of our small networks. In our case, one of the PCs (XP) had previously been using a version of Antivirus (don't recall whether it was McAfee or Noron) that had been "deleted" rather than "uninstalled". I was told that the antivirus software had something to do with the firewall setting and that even though the firewall was disabled. Solution in our case was to re-install the same version of antivirus that had previously been installed and then un-install it. After that, no problem pinging or getting the PC to join the domain and seeing it on the network. This problem bugged us for days ... hope it helps.

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