Cannot access workgroup from Win2K Server
Posted on 2004-10-25
I have a home network that consists of 3 desktops (winxp pro sp2), 1 laptop (winxp pro sp2) and 1 win2K server (sp4). All of my XP machines can communicate with each other just fine and can share files, printers, etc. I can access my WIN2K server from any XP machine by entering start run \\servername\c$. All machines are members of the same workgroup.
The problem is my WIN2K server cannot be seen from the view workgroup computers, the server cannot access any of the XP machines (no matter what process I try) and it cannot access shared printers anywhere on the network. It is just running 2K server software and does not function as a domain controller. Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, WINS is not installed on the server.
Any ideas on how this machine can be seen on the network and share all components across the network?