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I have a network with 2 domains. 1 NT domain and 1 win2000 domain. The NT server can browse and map network drives to the win 2000 domain but not vice versa. However, the Win XP workstations in the Win2000 domain can map network drives to the NT server. So why can't the Win 2000 server do this??? The win2000 domain is running in mixed mode. They can both ping each other and do a tracert. Both are on the same subnet.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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Hi Ray2006,

if you type \\servername\share from win 2k to the NT machines what happens

Cheers!
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It says "The remote computer is not available"
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by:Jay_Jay70
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and the same with \\IPADDRESS yes?
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by:Jay_Jay70
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have you got netbios enabled?
http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBG/TIP3100/rh3144.htm
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by:Ray2006
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Yes. The same thing happens when I use \\ipaddress\share.
I do have netbios enabled.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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hmmmmmmmm!

just finishing work    be home in an hour or so and will have another look
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by:Dushan De Silva
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Please check for any of firewall issues..

BR Dushan
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by:Ray2006
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No, there are no firewalls. No software firewalls running on either server and no hardware firewalls in between the two.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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hmm deffiniteyly not a firewall issue anyway as the other machines map fine.......

has this ever worked?
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by:Ray2006
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No it has never worked but from what I can see it should have always worked.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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you and me both - your trusts obviously fine   -  can the nt machine map a drive on the 2000 machine
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by:Ray2006
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The NT server and all the pc's in that domain can map drives and browse the entire 2000 domain. All the PC's in the 2000 domain can map and browse the entire NT domain. It's only the 2000 servers that can't browse or map drives to the NT domain.
As far as trusts go, the NT domain can trust the win 2000 domain fine but the win 2000 domain can't trust the NT domain because it cannot contact it to be able to trust it.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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that may be your issue sitting there then  -  why cant it contact it? what error does it give you? just to clarify i know you said you could ping but can you ping via name? nslookup work from the server?
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by:bijal7612
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this Might help u.install latest Service pack for NT4.Service pack 6.this may resolve the problem i suppose.This will help u t communicate with Server & vice versa.
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by:Ray2006
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The error it gives when I try set up a trust is "The 'Domain name' could not be contacted". I'm guessing the reason it can't contact it is the same reason it can't browse it or map to it.
Not sure if it can ping by name.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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let me know if you can ping by name there could be a key there
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by:Ray2006
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Will try it and SP6.
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by:Steve Knight
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Try adding the WINS server details for your NTr box if it uses one to the w2k server nic too.

what happens if you use net commands I.e.

net use \\nt4server
netuse \\nt4ipaddress
net view \\nt4server

etc.

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by:Ray2006
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When I use any of the net commands I get "The remote computer is not available"
They both have the same WINS configuration.
I can ping and trace  by server name and IP, however when I ping the NT server, it returns the name in the format of NTservername.w2kdomain. I don't think that has anything to do with it though.
I can't map using \\NTservername.w2kdomain\share.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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got me stumped sorry mate - looks like that host record may be something to do with it but i have no ideas left
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by:Ray2006
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I have just discovered that the w2k server can't see or map drives to any other machines in its own domain either including the second w2k server. It is also not visible in my network place from any one of the domains but does allow drives to be mapped to it. The second w2k server is working properly and can do everything. I have compared the config of both and they are identical. Any of you have any new thoughts????
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by:Ray2006
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Finally solved the problem. Turned out to be a faulty network card. The w2k server has 2 nic's. The WINS service was configured to use the faulty one. I changed the config to use the working nic, rebooted and everything worked.

Thanks for all the help. Sorry that it probably wasn't enough info to solve this problem.
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by:Jay_Jay70
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ha dont apologise - we did what we could but it wasnt enough - thats the way this stuff goes

just post in community support for a refund
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