Why can a computer connnected to the domain not have access permissions?

By luv2bike2 ·
I had to format a computers hard drive because it had a very nasty virus (Windows XP Recovery) and I spent more then 2 days trying to get rid of. Finally I gave up and formated the hard drive, connected to our domain with no problem, installed Windows XP and Office 2003, installed all of MS Updates for XP and Office, installed other software that the user uses. I than went to map a couple of network drives through Explorer/ My Network Places/. clicked on Microsoft Windows Network, click on our network name (ie yourcompanyname)and wait and wait and wait. Finally a message will come up saying:
" yourcompanyname is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the adminsitrator to this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"

1) I am logged in as a Domain admin and I am getting this message.
2) I am JOINED to the yourcompanyname Domain - (and I have rebooted).
3) When I could not access the network resources and saw the message above I decided to JOIN a workgroup (named Temporary), reboot, logged in, Join the yourcompanyname Domain, rebooted and I am still getting the above message.
4) the login scrip that is performed when the user or I log into the network maps 4 drives to the network. I do have access to the files on those 4 drive mappings.
5) I can go out to the internet and surf it.

Why is this happening.

Thanks in advance for any and all assistance in this. :)


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Got Firewall?

by robo_dev In reply to Why can a computer connne ...

the XP firewall is enabled by default, and it blocks network browsing.

IRP Stack Size Issue

I have also seen this issue if the LAN adapter has mis-negotiated half/full duplex, as then broadcast traffic tends to get lost.

My approach to the problem would involve plugging in a hub between the workstation and the switch port and a laptop running WireShark to watch the SMB packets in action.

I've seen cases where sometimes you need to run 'repair' on the LAN adapter
Some cases where you need to do the IP stack reset procedure

And some cases where things only work after running the XP 'network setup wizard' idea why this works, but it does.

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Firewall was enabled

by luv2bike2 In reply to Why can a computer connne ...

Thank you so much! The Windows Firewall was enabled and it should not have been. The problem has been resolved. :)

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The Windows firewall should always be turned on

by CG IT In reply to Why can a computer connne ...

the only reason you turn it off is if you have a 3rd party firewall. The firewall should not interfer with joining, accessing, authenticating to a domain controller.

I would turn on the firewall and see if you have again, have an authentication problem, for your XP machines, if so, verify that the necessary ports and application for authenticating to your domain controller exception is enabled in the XP firewall exceptions.

if your running Windows 7, make sure the type of network connection is labeled "Domain" and not home or public. Windows 7 firewall automatically sets up allowed and denied rules based upon the type of connection such as public, home or domain.

side note: all firewalls [except Enterprise level firewalls] are designed to always allow traffic to go out, and always allow that return traffic in, but block any non local machine generated traffic. Thus, during authentication to a domain controller, the request by the local machine always goes out and the return is always allowed in, unless specifically denied by a firewall setting.

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