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XP computer on domain does not respond to pings: No Firewall SFS is off

Posted on 2009-02-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a user on my LAN I can't ping. I'm trying to remotely install software, and it doesn't see the user's machine. When the user initiates a VNC connection, I can get on just fine. I turned off the firewall and I disabled SFS, but still no luck. Not sure what to check from here. She hasn't been experiencing any other problems regarding networking.
Question by:numb3rs1x
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So...your computer can connect via VNC but can't connect to this remote computer via Windows remote desktop?

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ksmith247 earned 2000 total points
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Have you tried pinging the IP address versus the computer name? If you can ping the IP, there could be a problem with DNS. You could then try running ipconfig /flushdns on your computer.

If she has Cisco VPN installed there is a firewall built into that. It has given me trouble in the past with this exact symptom. Start Cisco VPN, right click on the tray icon and deselct Stateful Firewall.

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Cisco VPN client's stateful firewall. No idea how that got turned on. Annoying. Thanks!

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