map network drive Fail, remote desktop Fail, ping Ok...

Posted on 2006-07-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-05

Yesterday I installed security updates and rebooted my server.  Today my mapped network drive is disconnected and I can not use remote desktop to access the machine anymore.  I can still ping the machine.  What else can I check?  I already rebooted my workstation and the server.
Question by:Kurt4949
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ID: 17099237
I can remote desktop from the server to my machine but not the other way around.

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ID: 17099392
When I click start run and type \\192.x.x.x\ It comes back with an error

Windows cannot find \\192.x.x.x\.  Check spelling and try again

But when i do ping server ip or ping server name it works fine.  tracert works fine also.
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ID: 17099751
Did the security update turn the firewall on?

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ID: 17099858
arg.  I figured it out. about a week ago we put the server on a different subnet.  The windows firewall was configured to allow traffic on "my subnet only"  .  It has been working fine for over a week though.  I think you must be right.  The security updates must of enabled the firewall because everything worked fine yesterday.


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