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Odd Networking Problem

By spittlewart ·
A small network of 8 computers with mixed OS (4 XP, 2 ME, 1 98SE and 1 2003 Server) and for some reason, all of the computers can see each other and pass information to and from each other. But the computers can not access the 2003 computer. I have allowed the computers to access the 2003 but it says that they do not have permission to access the computer.

Is there a setting that I'm missing? I have gone over and over it and still have not found out what is going on. Any help or suggestions would be apprecated.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Odd Networking Problem

it sounds like permissions. It also sounds like there is no domain or AD in use. The 2k3 server is a member svr.
I havent too much exp here, if the scenario is correct, so try this
The user accounts are all local user accounts, so they will need to be added to the 2k3 svr. gather the accounts from each system and add them to the 2k3 svr, under share permissions on the folders to be accessed.

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by vjohnmoses In reply to Odd Networking Problem

check where cleints can access using adminiatrator


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by Blackcurrant In reply to Odd Networking Problem

Hi Spittlewart

W2Ktechman is probably correct. You need to set up Active Directory using a program called dcpromo.

Once you have done this (sounds simple but you will need to work out a suitable domain name, configure DNS also and DHCP if you want the computers to obtain IP addresses automatically).

Next you will need to click Start>Programs>Administrative Tools>Active Directory Users and Computers and create user and computer accounts for every computer and user on your network.

Hope this helps

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