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I have an SBS 2003 machine with one NIC assigned 192.168.1.16.  I set up an XP Pro machine with dynamically assigned IP and DHCP.  The NIC in the XP pro machine won't get an IP address unless I manually set the DNS to 192.168.1.16.  But even then, http://servername/connectcomputer won't work.  What am I missing here?
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Oh, both machines are connected to a D-Link switch.  Cables have been tested and are fine.  I can ping loopback on both machines.  
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Can you ping by name to the server ?

IF DHCP is on the server and the machine is not getting it, then it may be a local NIC driver issue or other hardware.


I hope this helps !
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if i manually set the ip of client to 192.168.1.x    it will connect.  but here is the weird thing:  even with the default gateway set up to the ip of the server (192.168.1.16) it will not ping it, even though it shows that as the default gateway.  Any ideas what is going on here?
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If other machines are OK, then I suspect a corrupt TCPIP stack on this one.

 Fix TCPIP reset
From johnb6767

What I like to do on any network problem....Is to reset it ALL....

netsh int ip reset reset.log
netsh firewall reset
netsh winsock reset

Then remove ALL NIC's from the device manager..
In the Device Manager, select View>Show Hidden Devices

(If the Show Hidden devices is not presetn, do the following command from a command prompt..)

start>run>cmd
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

More information on that command here....
Device Manager does not display devices that are not connected to the Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317518/en-us


Go back to Network Adapters, and make sure your adapters are all gone, including any older ones. (there will be several ' miniport' devices that are not able to be uninstalled....)
Once they are all gone, reboot and let Windows reinstall them...

Thats a total rebuild of your network connections, to hopefully correct any problems with Basic connectivity


I hope this helps !
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