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Why can't I manage XP Professional workstation from 2003 Small Business Server Domain?

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When I attempt to "manage a computer", the newly installed WinXP Professional client gets the message "[Workstation name] \\[computer.Domain cannot be managed. The network path was not found".  How can this problem be resolved and the workstation be managed.

It's listed in DNS
I can ping either way

The first time management was attempted, the operator tried to download settings and applications and it seemed to hang so the client was restarted.  Even though we tried reinstalling the OS on the client and changed the name of the client locally and on the domain, it has never been able to be managed.  Does anyone have an idea what might be wrong?
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If the clients are XP with SP2, the firewall will be enabled,which will stop you from being able to browse the machine. You can either manaully change the profile on each PC, or you can disable the firewall via Group Policy.

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Can the amount of licenses the sever has stop a client from being managed?
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No, never.

The only OS that actively enforces client connections is Small Business Server, and that only enforces "server" services to the SBS box not to other boxes.

Did you check for WXP Sp2? You really should follow up with a "no, tom that link didn't help" as Mods may refuse refunds later if you haven't answered/responded to all suggestions...

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