Able to Remote Desktop into Server but unable to access shares
Posted on 2003-11-07
I am in WAN that consists of of 38 sites. I just added 4 new windows 2000 Member Servers to 4 different sites. From my computer on my desk i am ABLE to Remote Desktop into the off site server called "OFFSITESRV1." However, from my desktop on my desk if i go to Start-->Run and enter \\OFFSITESRV1 I receive an error stating "Network Path not Found". So i taught maybe this was a name resolution error so next i tried the static IP address of the server \\10.1.0.92 and I received the same error, "Network Path not Found". Keep in mind that i am able to Remote Desktop from my desk computer into OFFSITESRV1 using both the Netbios Name and the IP address, meaning that an actual connection exist. I am unable to ping becuase the Ping port has been closed due to security reasons. I know that \\OFFSITESRV1 works because people that are located in the same building as OFFSITESRV1 can print and access shares from that server. Now something else that is rather interesting is that if i go to OFFSITESRV1 and i go to Start-->Run and type in \\mydesktop i am able to acccess shares located on Desk Computers. My question is why am i able to Remote Desktop server into OFFSITESRV1 but unable to access thru \\OFFSITESRV1 or \\10.1.0.92? By the way i am Domain Administrator so it is not a rights issue.