URGENT: SBS2000 IP conflict?
Posted on 2002-07-05
We run Back Office (Small Business Server) 2000, utilising static IP addresses for all client devices (Win NT machines, Win 2K machines, printers and scanners). One morning, for no apparent reason, 4 client PCs, a printer and a scanner, all dropped off the network. All of these problem devices can ping one another successfully, but can ping neither the server nor any device that is connecting successfully. It is like the problem devices are in a little isolated ‘sub-domain’ of their own – they can’t see out and no one can see in, but they can see all the devices inside this ‘sub-domain’.
We have checked the event log, cabling, DHCP reserve leasing, client licensing and local network settings. We have tried reserving certain IPs and enabling DHCP.
We would appreciate any help anyone can give, because we have tried to fix this problem for about 15 hours now with no joy…