Our server is small business server 2003 and we have a domain everybody logs onto, lets call it ourcompanydomain. We have a Lacie ethernet disk sitting on our network with its own IP address. Somebody just complained that they can't access the lacie disk. I rebooted it which usually sorts that but this time it hasn't. The disk itself is fine cos I've been able to locally log on and its all there, nothing is broken. However under the network information for it it reads
Machine name Lacie - X7IKAUY3J
IP 194.***.**.*** (i just starred out the real IP address and same below)
subnet mask ***.***.***.*
Default gateway ***.***.**.* (host unreachable)
DNS Server ***.***.**.* (host unreachable)
WINS Server ***.***.**.* (host unreachable)
what I am interested in is the 'host unreachable' messages. I have checked the obvious like network cable and there are the two green lights by the port.
Is there any way I can try and diagnose what the problem is under server management on our SBS server 2003? Could SBS server have blocked the disk, a little like the way say windows nt server 4 would lock people out if you did what it regarded as suspicious behaviour?
Anyone got any suggestions as to where to start looking to solve the problem?