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Cannot map a drive between a Windows server 2000 and a Windows 2003 R2 x64

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I have a Windows 2000 VmWare virtual server amd I am trying to map a drive to the host 2003 R2 x64 with SP1 host and I cannot.

Any suggestions?

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by:BSonPosh
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Make sure the firewall is disabled on the 2k3 machine.
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by:pinkisthenewblue
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I haven't tried myself but I think its highly unlikely MS will release an OS thats not backwards compatible, espacially with something as trivial as that....

Can you ping the 2k server from the VM by name?
Can you ping the VM from the 2K Server by name?
Can you ping the 2k server from the VM by IP?
Can you ping the VM from the 2K Server by IP?
Can you map to either at all?
What error message do you get/how are you trying to map a drive?
What kind of network is the VM using (NAT, Bridged etc)

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by:splitrockit
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The firewall is off.
I can ping both servers by name and IP.
The error I get is "The semaphore timeout period has expired"

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by:BSonPosh
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That is an odd error.

That error seems network related, but more with the NIC then the physical network... I would suggest removing the NICS and adding them back.
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by:splitrockit
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Yes I have three servers one a 2003 Standard x86, the other a 2003 Standard R2 W\SP1 x64 and the virtual 2000. The virtual has no issue connecting with the x86 box, but cannot connect to the host 64 Bit box.
There is no firewall, I disabled and reenabled the physical network card on the 64 bit box with no effect.
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by:BSonPosh
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1) I didn't suggest disable/enable, but reinstall the NICs.
2) Do these happen to be AMD chips?
3) none of the machines have SP2, right?
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by:splitrockit
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My apologies.
Both 2003 boxes have SP2.
Neither have AMD chips.
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by:BSonPosh
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If reinstalling NICs didn't help. I am at a bit of a loss.

I can say that is absolutely should work. I have tons of R2 SP2 machines that play quite nicely with 2000/2003/XP/Vista machines
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by:splitrockit
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Are any of these Windows server 2000 vmware virtual machines?
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by:BSonPosh
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I dont. I can setup that up on Monday.
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by:splitrockit
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Thanks, it seems that for some reason these two machines cannot see each other.
All the DNS entries are correct. Even when I try to use terminal server from the host machine it dies.
However if I do it from the 32 bit machine I have no issue.
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by:splitrockit
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I noticed a two entries in DNS for the 64 bit server there is a total of three( the ip of the server itself and these two VMware network adapters). They have been created by the vmware server. One called Vmnet1 saying connected, the other VMnet8 also stating connected.
These are not the real IP of the server.
Is it possible these are causing the issue if so how do I correct it?

Thanks Again.
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it is unlikely, but here is article to do what you need.

Disable DNS Updates
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/246804
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