cannot browse the network computers

Posted on 2006-04-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have faced the following problems when I replaced old Active Directory of windows 2003 on single domain with new server:

The new Active Directory server of windows 2003 can browse and access any computers within the domain, but the others cannot browse the computer from Microsoft Windows Network, when I double click the icon, it shows the domain icon but it shows the following error:
xx is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available

I transfered 5 fsmo and dns from the old Active Directory to new one successfully and demote the old one successfully, unstall DHCP server and then shutdown the old one.

I unstalled the DHCP from the old AD and install new one on new AD. The computers in the domain almost have static IP. I can ping and map to the other computers from each other when I type \\computer name or ip address in the Run.

Please somebody can help me how to fix this problem to browse the computers from Microsoft Windows Network to access and map to the network drives. Thanks a lot.  
Question by:spwell
    LVL 48

    Accepted Solution

    Hi spwell,

    make sure you have netbios enabled on the client machines

    Does UNC pathing work both directions and can you ping and resolve the server by name on the clients?


    Author Comment

    Yes, all are defaul.

    I can ping and resolve the server by name on the clients and also each other in the domain. The problem seems that cause change the Active Directory controller server. mayby security policy or dns server or wins server configure problems. I already changed preffered dns server IP on each computer to new dns server.

    UNC pathing works fine on each computer but cannot browse through Microsoft Windows Network. Before I demote the old AD, it works fine it not works after I add new DC on the domain. At that time, it worked fine again when I shutdown the new one. It didn't work if I shutdown the Old one even if I transfered everything to the new one.
    LVL 48

    Expert Comment

    that was a quick change of heart!

    Author Comment

    can anybody solve my problem?
    LVL 48

    Expert Comment

    why did you accept if the answer wasnt right? post in community support and ask for it to be opened...

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Join & Write a Comment

    A common practice in small networks is making file sharing easy which works extremely well when intra-network security is not an issue. In essence, everyone, that is "Everyone", is given access to all of the shared files - often the entire C: drive …
    Trying to figure out group policy inheritance and which settings apply where can be a chore.  Here's a very simple summary I've written which might help.  Keep in mind, this is just a high-level conceptual overview where I try to avoid getting bogge…
    Illustrator's Shape Builder tool will let you combine shapes visually and interactively. This video shows the Mac version, but the tool works the same way in Windows. To follow along with this video, you can draw your own shapes or download the file…
    Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

    728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    20 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now