(network) is not available. You might not have permission to use this network resource....
Posted on 2004-11-29
I have a windows 2003 server which is a domain controller. I have several XP Pro systems that are members of the domain. The XP Pro systems map shared drives on the server and everything works great except - None of these systems can 'see' what is on the network. If I run Windows Explorer / My Network Places / Entire Network / Microsoft Windows Network then I can see my domain name listed (Demo). When I click on Demo I expect to see the list of systems in this network, but instead I get the error
Demo is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrators of this server to find out if you have access
permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.
This happens if I am logged on to the server as the server Administrator, if I am logged on to the server as a user in the adminstrators and domain admins group or log on to one of the XP Pro desktop machines as a domain user.
A similar problem happens when I use Windows Explorer to map a network drive and attempt to browse the network for a share. The Browse for Folder window shows the name of the domain (Demo), but does not show any servers in the domain and does not show any shares. However I can setup a share by giving the \\server\share name.
Why can't I see what's in my network ?
This is killing me, so any / all help is much appreciated