OS X trying to connect to windows 2003 file server

I can ping a windows 2003 machine. When i go to connect to the server it tells me that its not there and or check the name. i tried smb:// and afp://. It blows my mind that i can ping it tho. Any help?
RockcreektaylorAsked:
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strungConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try following the step-by-step instructions for file sharing between a Mac and a PC here:

http://www.ifelix.co.uk/tech/3020.html
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kevo04Commented:
Do you have any windows machines besides the Server2003?  If so try and check the file server availability on that PC.  Run command then '\\servername\shared folder name' and see what happens.  If you can connect then try again on the mac, make sure that the slash is like this '\\' and make sure that the folder is shared out also
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RockcreektaylorAuthor Commented:
i can connect to other servers with no issues "\\" wise or anything.
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RockcreektaylorAuthor Commented:
I was just thinking is there something that i need to turn on, on that win box?
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cammack28Commented:
I've had good success using "cifs://"  Give it a try and see if it works.
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kevo04Commented:
from one of your other servers can you browse the new server through the run command?
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RockcreektaylorAuthor Commented:
i can use smb and cifs on any other mac and it works getting to the server. Just not this one mac. So now its not the server. Its that one mac.
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RockcreektaylorAuthor Commented:
personal file sharing needs to be on in order to start smb. You dont need windows file sharing at all. Funny Thanks
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