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Workstation will not remain authenticated to the server

Posted on 2006-11-19
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Hey guys,

A particular workstation is having issues staying connected to the Server.  If you try to connect to the File Server, an error pops up saying,

 "Server is not accesssible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The network is not present or not started."

I then figured I would have to take the workstation off of the domain and then bring it back on the domain.  I went to change the network to workgroup and saw the following:

The option to change the name of the workstation was no longer available.  There was a note on the bottom that said, " Note: The identification of this computer cannot be changed because: Networking is not installed or not properly configured."

I then went into TCP/IP and changed the DNS to automatic and was prompted to restart.  After the restart, I had access to the Server.  It worked for a couple minutes and then connection broke off again.  I then manually configured the DNS to point at the server, rebooted and then got connected again momentarily.  I did this a couple times until I figured I would just try and switch to workgroup while I had a connection to the server.  I finally changed from domain to workgroup and then back to domain.

Now the issue is happening again.

Does anyone know what I can do?  I'm lost here.

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Question by:warriorfan808
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by:gopal_krishna
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Actually, i noticed that netBIOS over TCP on the comp might be disabled- and i remember reading somewhere that I need to enable it...so i did.

And also make sure you have Client for Microsoft Networks included in the network properties and file and/or print sharing enabled on that computer.

If the computer upgraded from Win2000 to XP Pro?

Anyway, check this lot on the computer that you are trying to gain access to:

Start > Run > compmgmt.msc /s > OK
Click + next to Local Users & Groups
Click Users
Add a username that is the same as on the other computer you're trying to connect from
Restart the machine

Cheers
Gopal Krishna K
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trenes earned 2000 total points
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Hi warriorfan808,

from another thread.

Reset the stack on that computer:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357


Also, fix Winsock if it's broken:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/811259


After this, you should be functional again.



Regards,

Trenes
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