Windows 2000 Pro Client will not see Windows 2000 Server, can access all other network resources
Posted on 2004-03-24
I oversee a network consisting of 4 Windows 2000 servers, and 25 windows 2000 pro client machines. We run static IP addresses. Recently one of our laptops went on a business trip, and would not print when it got back to the office. I determined that the problem is somewhere in the connection between the client and the print server. Nothing has visibly changed in either computer's configuration (permissions, etc.), and the client machine can access any other system/resource on the network. If I try to ping the server using it's host name (Redwood), the hostname is correctly resolved to the IP address (the DNS server shouldn't be an issue), but the ping returns timeouts. If I ping the IP address of the server, I get timeouts. If I ping from the server, same result. Neither system has any other problems. I cannot access via UNC, through Windows. This issue is very odd, in that I can access everything (Internet included) but one machine. I have not encountered any problems of this nature, and am not sure where to go from here.
Horizon Research, Inc.