Iam facing a peculair problem with windows2000 server with service pack4. The network structure is like this. The main server is windows2000 advanced server with service pack 4 and the clients are windows 98 and windowsXP.
The things were going smoothly and one fine day all the clients were unable to Logon to the server it gives the error message " No domain servers are available to validate the username and password". But from the clients we are able to ping the server IP address. On the server when iam trying to ping all the clients they are pinging but when trying to access shared resource in the network it gives the following error message on the server " Network path not found" but to that system iam able to ping. From the server i am able to browse the internet without any problem.
I had gone through the following steps"
1. I had checked the server for any viruses but nothing was found. tested with AVG, NOD32,
Kaspersky and CA antivirus software also ran the spybot for the removal of spyware.
2. I had downloaded the security update from the Microsoft downloads and updated.
3. Since i am having some softwares installed which are very important that i cannot format
and reinstall the OS
Please hep me in this regard and resove the this issue . Waiting for a positive reply from you people.
Customer Support Engineer.