Server 2003 Cannot be Seen via Network Places

By craig.dickman ·
Hi, I am running Server 2003 Standard SP2, and I am unable to see one particular server via Network Places. I also cannot map to this particular server as you cannot see it through the browse function. Other 2003 servers appear OK. Can anyone help? Regards, Craig

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by ben.rattigan In reply to Server 2003 Cannot be See ...

Can you ping it's IP address?
Can you browse to it via its IP address?
What type of server is it, domain controller, DHCP server, DNS server....?
Is the server in a domain?

If you go to My Network Places then click on Entire Network and Microsoft Windows Network, then browse to its domain/workgroup, is it visible?

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RE Ping

by craig.dickman In reply to Ping

Yes you can ping the IP address of the server and browse. It is the PDC/DHCP adn DNS within a domain.

Its not visible through Network Places then Domain.

Thanks Ben

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what about nbtstat?

by robo_dev In reply to RE Ping

I would use nmap to port scan the box and make sure all ports are responding.

Maybe it has a services issue, like RPC died?

Also use nbtstat -r and -c to see what is happening at a netbios level.

I've seen layer1 problems cause weird browsing behavior, so, for example if the server ethernet adapter is mis-configured and is connecting at 100 half-duplex to a 100 full duplex switch port, issues can occur.

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