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Hi there,

I have 2 win2k servers, both have a couple of shares set up on them, but I can only see one from the other not the other way...

whilst sitting on A i can see \\B\share
but when sitting on B I cannot see \\A\share

The error I get is "Windows cannot find \\A\share. check spelling..."

(Also when sitting on C, D and E, \\B\share is visible, \\A\share is not with the same error)

when attempting to connect to B via smbclient on my AIX box, I get a password prompt, but connecting to A I get "session request to 10.136.76.45 failed (Called name not present)"

both machines are contactable on port 139 (telnet does connect)
neither macines are contactable on ports 137 or 138.

I cannot see any services that might be busted.

What else can I check on A.

Thanks
Nigel
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by:Christopher McKay
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Hi nigel5,
Is the "\\A\share" on a new server?
Is it a stand alone server? Active Directory integrated?
Have you verified the permissions of the parent folders of the share?

:o)

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by:nigel5
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server A has been around a while, but no shares are visible.

The servers does have a couple of trusted AD's setup, but I have local admin accounts. (the thing is its not even getting through the connection stage of the comms.)

I have set up a share e:\test that allows everyone full control, both local users and for my AD users. The share "test" (it has been renamed many times) has permissions for all users to change, read and write.

I have setup another share in e:\test\test2 with the same perms as above... still not able to see \\A\test2
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by:nigel5
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Having a look through the samba debug, it looks like the connect is fine, its just the session request is being rejected or ignored.
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by:Christopher McKay
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Are you able to ping Server A? (by name or IP?)
Is this a recent problem, or has this server never shown shares?
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by:Christopher McKay
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Have you vefied the trusts on Server A?

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by:nigel5
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never shown shares. server A is visible via ping and telnet to various ports.

I also get nothing in the event logs.
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by:nigel5
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verify trusts... I don't know how to do that.
however, I can log in through my trusted AD logins... but I guess you mean machine level trusts.. like for Server B, C, D,... etc??

how can I do that?
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by:Christopher McKay
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Do you have multiple domains?
Or are these all servers on the same domain?
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by:nigel5
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DOH!!!!!!

I just found it... there are 3 LAN cards in the machines, and one (The one forthe cross-site lan had file and print sharing disabled....

I now get the password prompt on AIX (but authentication failure) and I can see things on windows servers..

Sorry to have bothered ya.

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Glad you managed to get this corrected.

To finalize this question please post a request in Community Support (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Community_Support) asking them to close this question and refund your points as you have corrected the difficulty on your own.

:o)

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