Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Communication Problem - Win2k Server + 3 XP Home Systems

Posted on 2006-11-07
2
222 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
I know that there is supposed to be a problem with connecting XP Home to a domain, but it has worked quite well until about a week ago.  I have a Win2k server with three XP Home systems connected to it.  A brief description of the problem is below.

The network name is typea
System 1 - Win2k server - It does not see the network at all when trying to browse from it.  I am wondering if there is some service that may have been stopped or corrupted on this system.  It has been rebooted multiple times with no fix in sight.

System 2 - XP Home SP2 - talks to server and all others thru mapped drives and access (reads and writes) files from any of the networked systems

System 3 - XP Home SP2 - will not view workgroup computers - typea network not found

System 4 - XP Home SP?? - is able to connect to System 3 thru mapped drives

These are connected wirelessly but it would seem that if there were any wireless problems it would affect all systems.  Wireless internet access works for all systems.  Is there a service that should be running on the 2K server that should be checked?  They do a regular virus and spyware scan with updated signatures and do not open emailed attachments or click on emailed links.
0
Comment
Question by:slink9
2 Comments
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
briancassin earned 500 total points
ID: 17895099
I believe you need the browser service running. I believe this is on Windows home as well as windows 2000. Your windows 2000 server will have to be your master browser server. Check the event logs of all the machines for elections to be taking place. That would be my first thought.
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
Here's a very brief overview of the methods PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg) offers for monitoring bandwidth, to help you decide which methods you´d like to investigate in more detail.  The methods are covered in more detail in o…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question