Windows 2000 Server

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I have set up a home network with windows 2000.  We are not using actiove directory, instead using a work group.  Everything was connected and everyone could access the sahred files on the network.  However as time went on no one could access the files as it asked for a password.  So i gave all the users an admin accounts and password, (as it was the only one it would accept) these accounts where not the same as there user computers.  HOwever as time went on we could not access the network files at all.  We can log on in remote desktop and transfer the files from the server to our home computers but we can not see the network from our home computers at all.  The error we get is disk allocation.  I need some help in allowing my  network to see the server.  The server is working fine as we get the internet etc, just can not view files. but can view everyone one elses computer when typer there ip in explorer.  I need some help and not just re-install.

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Couple questions to get rolling:

1. How is your home network connected to the internet?
2. What anti-virus is running on the workstations and the server?
3. Any problems logging on at the console?
4. Is IIS running on this server?
5. What SP level is installed on the server?
Need to know how you connect up the systems?
What protocol installed on all the systems?

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1 connected through broadband connection
2 no anti virus on the server but run Norton 2000 on workstations
3 windows xp is on the console and everyone logs in automatically
4 iss is running on the server can not access the web page either

The sytsem is connected via  hub on ethernet.

what do u mean by sp and protocol?
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try to connect two system direclty using cross cable...

i belive the hub is creating a broadcast storm

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yeah but that will not get the files for all my users
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1 connected through broadband connection
Okay. The machines are plugged into a hub and that is plugged directly into the broadband bridge (or "modem" as many incorrectly call it). Nothing else?

2 no anti virus on the server but run Norton 2000 on workstations
Suspected as much.

3 windows xp is on the console and everyone logs in automatically
Sorry; console always refers to the UI on the server. So my question was "Any trouble logging on directly at the server?"

4 iss is running on the server can not access the web page either
Suspected as much.

The sytsem is connected via  hub on ethernet.
No firewall?

what do u mean by sp and protocol?
SP means Service Pack; periodically Microsoft bundles up the various fixes and patches and releases them in a single package called a Service Pack. Windows2000 is up to SP3. I didn't ask about protocol.

My suspicion is that the server is infected with either Code Red or the Nimda virus (both of which exploit IIS). Unlike the e-mail viruses you are probably more familiar with these viruses only require an unprotected server running IIS. That describes your machine. The symptoms you describe match the behavior of either virus.

Log on at the console (on the server itself). Control Panel:Administrative Tools:Services and stop the IIS service.  The use the browser to go to http://housecall.antivirus.com. Run without regisering (or register if you prefer), select the US and after it downloads its files select the local hard drives, Fix Automatically and Scan. It'll take some time depending on the size of your drives.

Let me know the result.

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