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I have a server at home running Windows 2000 Server, Service Pack 3 and I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 2000 Professional. I also have a Mac running OS 9.2.

The Mac can see the Server and share files and print to the network printer(s) just fine.

Nothing I do can get the Server and Professional laptop to see each other.

I've set up new shares. I've shared the entire C: drive on both. I thought you could just put the two systems on an ethernet network and they would automatically at least see each other. When I go to My Network Places on either system, they don't come up with each other. On the Server, Computers Near Me finds itself (the Server). On the Professional laptop, Computers Near Me finds nothing, not even itself.

Any clues?

Sean
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Question by:10sacer
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by:smopi
ID: 8167311
No thisrespect intended
but have you checked that the nic on the laptop is configured

you haven’t munched if the mac sees the server/laptop
do you have dhcp running on the server is the dns configured on the server/laptop
in the laptop do you have the link led on can you see (in the led) any data transfer
can you ping 127.0.0.1 on the laptop and do you have ping between the computers
after looking on the nic try change the network cable
try to give static ips
and if you can try putting the laptop (i think he is the problem) on a deferent network

hope i helped you
smopi
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by:Teufelchen
ID: 8167430
Hi Sean!

First of all I need more information about your network.
Please check out, if both of your laptops share the same subnet.
If your laptops do not reside in the same subnet they are not "aware" of each other.

Open a command box on each of your laptops and view your IP-Adresses with the command: "ipconfig /all".
On both of your laptops you will find an entry which reads: IP-Adress: w.x.y.z and an entry which looks like subnetmask: 255.255.255.0 (or like that).

I would suggest IP-address 1: 192.168.10.1
IP-address 2: 192.198.10.2 and subnetmask 255.255.255.0 for both of them or something like that.

Make sure that the IP-Adresses are different from each other and that the subnetmasks are the same!

You can change both settings in your "network and dial-up connections". Right mouse click on "Local area connection" and choose properties. In the slider window mark "internet prtocol (TCP/IP)" and click on properties.
On this tab you are able to change your IP-Address and your subnetmask.

I would suggest IP-address 1: 192.168.10.1
IP-address 2: 192.198.10.2 and subnetmask 255.255.255.0 for both of them or something like that.

To check the connection you just can ping one laptop from the other. If it works, ok if not then your wiring may be broken.

I assume it will work. ;-)

But don't forget to create users for accessing the shares!

Feel free to ask more if you still have problems.

Greetings
Frank
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by:timkirk
ID: 8167917
Check that TCP/IP is configured on Server and Laptop, and that they are on the same subnets. "as above"

Check the network protocol is functioning on server and client. ping 127.0.0.1, if no response re-install TCP/IP

Change the network cable.

Try a different port on the switch/hub.
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by:10sacer
ID: 8169981
Well, I have tried all your suggestions.

The config of the 2000 server is:

DHCP Enabled = Yes
Autoconfig Enabled = Yes
Ip Address = 192.168.1.104
Subnet = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server = 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers = 207.69.188.185
              207.69.188.186
              207.69.188.187

The Node Type = Hybrid

The config of the 2000 Pro Laptop is:

DHCP Enabled = Yes
Autoconfig Enabled = Yes
Ip Address = 192.168.1.102
Subnet = 255.255.255.0
Gateway = 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server = 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers = 207.69.188.185
              207.69.188.186
              207.69.188.187

The Node type = Peer-Peer

Both systems share an incoming cable modem connection and both can see the internet, even at the same time. I have switched the cable and port of the laptop at the hub.

I am officially befuddled

Sean

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by:Mcscotsman
ID: 8170187
Make sure that you can ping your systems by ip address. If that works.....

Try using the hosts and lmhosts files.

\winnt\system32\drivers\etc


hosts-

You don't have a dns server configured that will resolve internal names, so this file will work for use on a small network like yours instead of setting up a DNS server on your server.

Enter:

192.168.1.104 <tab> <servername>
192.168.1.102 <tab> <laptopname>

and save the file

Usually, you would want to enter the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) but I am assuming that your server is not a DC- otherwise you would have some name services. (If it is a DC, disregard this info and use your server's DNS.)

LMhosts-

You don't have a WINS server- so this file will, well you know...

Enter:

192.168.1.104 <tab> <servername>
192.168.1.102 <tab> <laptopname>

Try pinging your systems by name. It should work for you now.


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by:10sacer
ID: 8175602
Okay,
mcscotsman

thanks.

I can now see the server from the laptop and can share and copy files back and forth.
I still can't print, but that's another story.

I'm still unable to access the laptop from the server.

Using My Network Places and typing in either the name of the laptop or its IP address, the laptop show up but the server doesn't know the laptop's location. So it sees it,i I just can't use it. When I double-click on the laptop I get:

(named)Laptop unaccessible
Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

Thoughts?

Sean
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by:Mcscotsman
ID: 8176445
Yes.

You can ping both ways using IP- right? And NetBIOS name too?
Make sure that you have added the hosts and lmhosts file to both w2k systems. And I don't think that you have file and print sharing turned on for your laptop, and that's why you are getting that error.

Right-click Network Neighborhood>Properties
Double-click your Network Connection>Properties
Select File and Print Sharing>OK

I think this will fix it. Let me know how it goes. Cheers.

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by:10sacer
ID: 8176579
Yep, I can ping both ways with no packets lost.
NetBios name I'm not sure how to do.

File and Printer sharing is checked ON at the laptop.

I think I added the hosts/lmhosts correctly. All I did was open a new notepad file and typed in what you said to input previously and saved one file as Hosts and saved again as lmhosts. Is this correct, or am I supposed to be editing the lmhosts file that was already there that was lmhosts.sam which was just a text doc with sample of what lmhosts is.

I can ping by name and/or IP address. Its just that from the server, I can't actually access the laptop. I can see it. It knows its there, but when I try to access it by double-clicking the laptop name or IP address that shows up in Search Entire Network/Search FOr Computers it won't let me access the laptop. It says it is inaccessible.
Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

I don't have this SNAFu with my Macs :)

Sean
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by:Mcscotsman
ID: 8177073
LMhosts and hosts file looks good as long as you didn't save them with and extention (.txt). Note that you are using a DHCP server, so your IP addresses are not static. This should not pose a problem as systems will most often get the same address each time. Sorry. NetBIOS is the friendly name (server1). Try something for me:

From the server:

Start>run

\\laptop\c$

You will either see the contents of your c: drive or be prompted for a password. For a password, enter the administrator username and password for the laptop. Let me know what happens.
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by:10sacer
ID: 8178370
Well, I typed in \\miller-laptop\c$
and I keep getting the: "Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer" error.
"miller-laptop" is the name of the laptop. Both computers are set up as being in the same workgroup called: WORKGROUP.

I don't understand why the laptop can see the server but the server can't see the laptop. If things are this screwy, you'd think it would be the other way around.

Are we at the point of starting over? If anyone would like, I can send screen shots of any requested windows if you need to see whats going on. Just send me an email address.

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by:Mcscotsman
ID: 8178522
Take a look at your local security policy. Make sure that you have the right to Log On Locally. To simplify, make sure that you have the same username and password configured on both systems for now. Use your admin account for troubleshooting purposes.
Now, when you say "can't see the laptop", you mean within network neighborhood- right? This could be a browser issue, in which we all know can be quite flaky. Take a look at that lmhosts.sam file for additional parameters that may help circumvent the browser issue. Are there any errors in the event log? Any other clues? As far as starting over, I'm not sure exactly what you mean. The hosts and lmhosts is the only config that you have done thus far, which is a step in the right direction considering your environment. I've been checking for a response from you quite frequently as I was hoping to resolve this before Friday, as I won't be around for a couple of days.

If anyone else cares to take a shot at this, please be my guest. Cheers.
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by:Mcscotsman
ID: 8197841
And....

Did you get this ironed out?
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by:10sacer
ID: 8202947
I guess I don't understand. The laptop can see/write to the server now. The Macintosh can see/write to the server.

The server can not see the laptop, still. I still get the logon failure error.

I can ping the laptop's IP address successfully (192.168.1.102) the server is 192.168.1.104. The Mac is 192.168.1.101. I have a network printer that is 192.168.1.103.

All machines share an incoming cable modem connection and all three can access the internet at the same time.

The Event Viewer provided this entry:

The DNS server machine currently has no DNS domain name.  Its DNS name is a single label hostname with no domain (example:  "host" rather than "host.microsoft.com").
 
You might have forgotten to configure a primary DNS domain for the server computer. For more information, see either "DNS server log reference" or "To configure the primary DNS suffix for a client computer" in the online Help.
 
While the DNS server has only a single label name, all zones created will have default records (SOA and NS) created using only this single label name for the server's hostname.  This can lead to incorrect and failed referrals when clients and other DNS servers use these records to locate this server by name.
 
To correct this problem:
  1) open ControlPanel
  2) open System applet
  3) select NetworkIdentification tab
  4) click the "Properties" button and enter a domain name or workgroup name;  this name will be used as your DNS domain name
  5) reboot to initialize with new domain name
 
After reboot, the DNS server will attempt to fix up default records, substituting new DNS name of this server, for old single label name.  However, you should review to make sure zone's SOA and NS records now properly use correct domain name of this server.
___________________________________________

The computer is defined as being in Workgroup, already.

Sean
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From: 10sacer
Points: 0  Date: 08/22/2003 05:36AM PDT
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Hello,

I recently asked a question about why my Win2K Server could not be accessed by my Win2K Professional laptop.  It turns out that the culprit was a little program called Aventail which allows me to dial into our corporate network. When its running you can't access another network i.e. my home network. Once I turned off Aventail, all worked fine. Thanks to all for the help and suggestions.
I ask that the allocated points be refunded to my account.

Thanks,

Sean  
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