workstation can not access one of my servers
Posted on 2005-05-09
I have a number of dell computers that have been setup to us DHCP to optain an IP address. The computers have the proper IP configuration and can access all my servers on the network except one. The IP address the machine recieve is in the proper ip range from the my DHCP server (correct subnet and all), but it can not connect to Server A, it can however connect to the resources on SERVER B, C, D etc.
If I change the ip address the workstation can then connect to the server A as wekk. I have about 10 out of 50 machines I have this problem with.
Why would only one server not allow a connection from a certian ip address.
I deleted the lease from my DHCP server and rebooted the workstation. The workstation will get the same ip address and still cannot connect to server A, but can connect to Server B, C, D etc. All servers are running windows 2003 and the workstations are running Windows xp professional sp2.
If I change the ip address on the workstation it can then connect to server A.
There appears to be a certian number of IP address that server A does not like.
Whats up with that?