File Sharing not working with new install
Posted on 2006-11-05
I beleive I'm a fairly competent technician when it comes to windlows file sharing, but I'm baffled with this one.
I have a fresh install of Windows 2003 Server Enterprise SP2 (Corporate Evaluation Edition). Also on my network are 3 windows XP machines (firewalls off) with Shared folders and a linksys router.
All Windows XP machines can see the other shares, but the 2003 Server cannot see shares or have shares seen by other computers. It's as if the File Sharing is totally disabled on the Evalution Edition, but I'd like to troubleshoot it to be certain. TCP/IP has all the default settings (File & Print Sharing on, Netbios on, Etc). All machines can ping each other (Server pings the XP machines and vice versa).
Here's a big clue:
The IP address of the Server is 192.168.2.2 and share folder is called Share.
When I go to Start > Run > Open: \\192.168.2.2\Share
It doesn't even see it's own shares!