Win2000 machines login and browse fine, but Win98 machines cannot browse at all.
Posted on 2004-08-10
I'm sitting here with a big problem. I have here a Windows 2000 server with active directory and 15 workstations connected to it. Recently (Thursday) Pastel was upgraded on the server and Pervasive SQL database was loaded on the server. This weekend though we had a power failure and once our server came up again all the Windows2000 machines can login to the server with no problem, but no Windows98 machine can login to the server. I have moved the Windows machines to a workgroup with the same name, but can still not browse the network.
Our Windows 98 machines cannot login to the server saying there is no domain server to validate the password. I have found that none of the machines including the Windows2000 machines will browse the network. I can however ping any machine by name as well as IP, from any workstation as well as the server. Strangest thing is that browsing from the server on the network is no problem.
I have LANSuite 2003 running on the server with SMTP, POP3 and a Proxy server setup on it. Disabling the LANSuite and the pervasive SQL database does not make any difference. We are running static IP's.
I hope this is enough detail to get help and hope that someone can help me with this quickly, the company is losing thousands as i type.
I have thought that it might be the master browser that is giving trouble, but wanted a second opinion before i spend another 6 hours trying to get it right and not win.
Thanks in advance