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I have a home network of WinXP-Pro notebook in a Domain with a Server 2003 that doesn't do much except have an Ingres database.  The notebook can access shared folders on the Server but the can't access the notebook.  It used to.  The server now says "\\TheNotebook can't be accessed - network path not found" but I can ping TheNotebook.  The last change was changing a notebook setting to look to the Server instead of the Router for the DNS Server because the notebook was losing the connection to the server after 10 hours.  How can I get these two computers to see each other?
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make sure all the machines look at at the server for DNS and make sure there are DNS a records for each machine
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also try accessing via IP - that will rule out connectivity issues and confirm DNS issues
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I can access with \\TheNotebook\sharedfolder.
In the DNS console Reverse LookUp Zone I see 4 entries for TheNotebook as the DHCP server in the router assigned different IP address in the past. (The NetGear router DHCP server has been set for Address Reservation but it doesn't seem to work.)  So do I delete the ones with the old IP adresses?
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yep get rid of them to start with
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OK - deleted.  Still no connection. Reboot?
A typo in the above.  I can NOT access with \\TheNotebook\sharedfolder


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can you access with \\IP
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I can NOT access with \\192.168.1.4\sharedfolder
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Have you put a firewall on the notebook - like zonealarm or windows firewall?
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I have AVG firewall on the notebook, but when it is deactivated I still can't connect from the server to the notebook .
The Server can see VMWare virtual machines that I have installed on the server.
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Found it!
File and Printer Sharing for Windows Networks had been turned off
Thanks for your efforts.
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