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2000Pro cannot see 2000Srv

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I recently installed 2000 Server as a Domain Controller. I have a  2000Pro wks as the only other computer on the network.

For days everything has worked beautifully until I powered down installed a second CDrom and rebooted this morning. I uninstalled the CD thinking that was the problem but the problem persists.

From the server I can Ping the wks, browse the shares and  manage all objects of the wks from the MMC of the server.

The problem is I can no longer authenticate from the wks to the server. I CANNOT EVEN PING the server from the wks. I?m thoroughly baffled by the one directional communication.

I use fixed IPs

I have two Nic's in the wks
A. 192.168.1.2   which connects to a DSL router Lan IP 192.168.1.1
B. 192.168.1.3   which connects via crossover to the server

Server Nic = 192.168.1.5
Subnet Mask  255.255.255.0
DNS is configured
No Wins
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Try adding a persistant route to the workstation.
Run this command in a dosbox:
route add 192.168.1.5 mask 255.255.255.255 192.168.1.3 /p

This should route all traffic to the server through the correct NIC.

IMHO it's never a good idea to have 2 nic's in one machine configured to the same subnet, so if you could change the ipaddresses on either the lan, or the dsl router and the NIC connected to it, that would be best. You could simply use the range 192.168.2.1-254 with mask 255.255.255.0

Hope this helps
Tonny
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BTW i forgot to explain why you should add the persistant route. I think the communication to the server is going through the wrong NIC, and ends at the dsl router.
Check this with this command in a dosbox on the workstation:
tracert 192.168.1.5

If you get a reply from 192.168.1.1 at any time it is routed through the wrong NIC.

Also disable any firewall you have on the server and workstation when troubleshooting. This is also a common source when pinging only works one way.
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by:wbaker57
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Tonny,

Route Add failed, your syntax was off just a bit but no matter, it still couldn't see the the server to create the route. Tracert failed as well and I had tried that before.

But....changing subnets did the trick.

Thanks for the timely response.

Whit
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You're welcome

Regards
Tonny
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