Cannot browse network computers on SBS 2003
Posted on 2006-06-14
We have brand new SBS 2003 with 5 cients licenses setup in a domain envioronment. I have only 4 workstation and 3 network printers that show up when I explore my domain. Recently, the workstations have not been able to map drives or explore my network places. It gives the following error:
Domain is not accessible. You may not have the necessary permissions to use network resource. Contact Administrator...No more connections cna be made to the remote computer because there are already as many connection as the computer can accept.
Now, what is interesting is that the licensing shows that 5 out of 5 are installed whereas I only have 4 workstations. Are the network printers that are plugged directly to the gigabit switch taking up licenses?
This is happinning from all the workstations. The workstations that already have shared drivers to the server are still available and everthing is accesible however if you disconnect that drive and try to reconnect it fails. We dont know when this started happening as we install the printers in the last month or so.
I even disabled the Firewall through group policy as at first i thought that the firewall is blocking file and print sharing ports. All wks are XP Pro with SP2. Also, I noticed that I cannot ping my workstations from server but can do visa versa. When I ping from server by name it resolves but fails.
Is the firewall on server blocking the pinging...no errors on server or wks...clean runnign setup with NATing done by router. All wks point to server for DNS and DHCP.