Cannot access Windows shares across different subnets in the same domain
Posted on 2009-02-10
We have 2 machines on the same domain using Active Directory. "compA" is a VM running Windows Server 2008 and "compB" is a workstation running Windows XP SP2.
compA can ping compB
compB can ping compA
compB can access \\compA\c$
but when compA tries to access \\compB\c$ I get the error "Windows cannot access \\compB\c$ - Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network."
compA and compB are on different subnets. All workstations on the same subnet as compB experience the same issue when compA tries to connect to them.
I cannot turn off the Windows firewall on compB due to group policy settings, but the issue persists even when the firewall service is stopped and disabled. What do I need to do to enable compA to access the shares on compB?