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Windows Work Group - Windows 2003 Server and Windows2000 on a Laptop - cannot ping or see either computer

I have created a workgroup call "Traininglab1". I have set up on each computer (2) ip addresses of 159.238.69.155 (Windows 2003 server w/MS SQL2000) and 159.238.69.105 (Windows2000 on laptop). After TCP/IP and NamedPipes are turned on. The laptop is unable to the server and the server is unable to see the laptop. When I connect other computers to the workgroup the server can see the other computers and the other computers can see the server. I am stumped as to why this particular laptop is unable to see the server or other computers. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

MT
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carl_legereCommented:
I hope your work for Wyoming in some capacity to use those addresses.  
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MajikTaraAuthor Commented:
Yes
MT
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Tim HolmanCommented:
Cannot Map a Network Drive or Browse Network Neighborhood
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A WINS server is required to map a drive on the Microsoft network.

Consider these suggestions when you try to determine the root of the problem:

Issue the net use CLI command for the shared drive that you try to access.

Select Start > Run and type Find Computer to try to locate the network resource.

Double-click on the Network Neighborhood icon. Check that some or all network resources and PCs are shown.

Verify that the PC gets the correct WINS and Domain Name System (DNS) information.

Select Start > Run and type winipcfg (on Windows 9x machines) or ipconfig /all (on Windows NT, 2000, and XP machines) to see this information.

Check event logs to see the WINS and DNS information that is passed down from the headend device to the Client.

If you use an LMHOSTS file, try to use NetBIOS names by issuing the nbtstat -c command. After an LMHOST file is loaded, the lifetime reads -1.
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MajikTaraAuthor Commented:
tim holman-
find computer -
Network Neighborhood - server can see other computers except for laptop (Lab)
Network Neighborhood - laptop (Lab) cannot see any other computers or server
Network Neighborhood - other computers can see server/other computers but do not see laptop (Lab)

when I run ipconfig/all on laptop (windows 2000 pro) reponse is
Host name: Lab
primary dns suffix :
node type: broadcast
ip rounting enabled: No
wins proxy enabled: No
dns suffix search list: state.wy.us
connection specific dns suffix: state.wy.us
physical address: has mac address
dhcp enabled: No
ip address: 159.238.69.105
subnet mask: 255.xxx.xxx.xxx
default gateway: 159.238.xxx.xxx
dns servers: 159.238.200.2
                 : 159.238.69.2
when run nbtstat -c command
Local area connection: node ipaddress: [159.238.69.105] Scope id: [] No names in cache

when I run ipconfig/all on Testweb (windows 2003 server) reponse is
Host name: testweb
primary dns suffix :
node type: unknown
ip rounting enabled: No
wins proxy enabled: No
dns suffix search list: state.wy.us
connection specific dns suffix: state.wy.us
physical address: has mac address
dhcp enabled: No
ip address: 159.238.69.155
subnet mask: 255.xxx.xxx.xxx (same as Lab)
default gateway: 159.238.xxx.xxx (same as Lab)
dns servers: 159.238.200.2
                 : 159.238.69.2
when run nbtstat -c command
Local area connection: node ipaddress: [159.238.69.155] Scope id: [] No names in cache

lmhosts for both computers:
159.238.69.155 TestWeb
159.238.69.105  Lab


Event log - no errors on either laptop (Lab) or server

MT
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Tim HolmanCommented:
Can you remove the LMHOSTS file?  If everything is properly setup with regards to DNS/WINS then you don't need it, and it may be confusing things.
ipconfig /flushdns should then reset things, although you may need to reboot also.
Does PING work between the machines?
Can you ping either machine by hostname?
Does nbtstat -A {ip address of other machine} give results?
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MajikTaraAuthor Commented:
tim holman - it turns out that I was using the improper ip address for the laptop. I changed the laptop address and now I have no problem. I will award you the points for your help.

Thanks MT
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