2k3 = 192.168.16.3
sbs = 192.168.16.2
gateway = 192.168.16.1
okay so I added a member server last week and installed a payroll package on it (think adp). Added "file server" to its list of services and shared out the "payroll" folder. added everyone who is going to use this software to both the sharing/permissions and security tabs with "full" on every option.
last week when i did this everything was fine. installed the client package on a workststion, mapped the P: drive to the "payroll" folder by browsing the network. launched the program and it connected to the server application data hosted in the "payroll" folder
now this week i cannot browse this machine over the network from any computer under any of the accounts setup with permissions (including the administrator account). Windows firewall is off and my mcafee total protection service firewall is also turned off.
i cannot ping from the sbs to payroll or vice versa by name or ip. i cant even ping google.com but i can browse it with ie
im not sure where to even begin. please help