Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

\\Server name is not accessible error from explorer on a native 2000/2003 network

Posted on 2004-09-15
2
Medium Priority
?
662 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a native windows 2000/2003 network spread over 3 locations connected by dedicated T1 lines using Cisco routers. I recently installed a new server named OCPRO in one of my remote offices and it is up and running fine. It is a SQL server with a fixed IP address and the office is on it's own subnet. When I try to access it from another office I receive the error message"\\ocpro is not accessible The network path was not found.

I can access the server sitting physically next to it with no problen and I have printed and compared the configs and they are identical, except for address of course. I can ping the server from all locations using the IP address and if I ping to the server name it resolves fine but does not ping. If I manually map to a share from explorer I can access that share and subfolders as well.

I have checked DNS and it is referenced correctly in the tables and if I log into the "OCPRO" server I can see out to the rest of the office fine. This same thing is also happening with another server in another office.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:KimButler
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
adamdrayer earned 1000 total points
ID: 12069473
Are you running WINS?  compare the NetBIOS over TCP/IP settings in the advanced portion of your network properties.  Then run IPCONFIG /ALL on the OCPRO and the machine next to it and compare the "Node Type"
0
 
LVL 23

Assisted Solution

by:Tim Holman
Tim Holman earned 1000 total points
ID: 12072495
Just make sure all servers are running WINS and can see the central WINS server.
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Nslookup is a command line driven utility supplied as part of most Windows operating systems that can reveal information related to domain names and the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses associated with them. In simple terms, it is a tool that can …
The Need In an Active Directory enviroment, the PDC emulator provide time synchronization for the domain. This is important since Active Directory uses Kerberos for authentication.  By default, if the time difference between systems is off by more …
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Despite its rising prevalence in the business world, "the cloud" is still misunderstood. Some companies still believe common misconceptions about lack of security in cloud solutions and many misuses of cloud storage options still occur every day. …

783 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question