Unable to Access shared folders on recently upgraded server 2008 ENT server from XP workstations

Hello,
I have recently upgraded a server from 2003 std to 2008 ent sp1. After this upgrade, I can see the shares if accessing from another server running 2008 or a windows 7 workstation. I see that the logon scripts don't work well on the xp workstations.
BlakeISSAsked:
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Scott AndersonPrincipal Support EngineerCommented:
Need some additional information here, Blake...

- Can the workstations ping the 2008 server by both name and by IP?
- On workstation, can you go to Start:Run and type  \\{2008 servername}  <enter> and get a browselist of the shares on the server?
  - If no, try  \\{2008 server IP address}
      - If that works, make sure your DNS resolution is good in your environment.
  - If yes, see if you can connect to a share by double-clicking on one of them.
      - if that fails, you've got permissions issues on the shares.
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BlakeISSAuthor Commented:
- Can the workstations ping the 2008 server by both name and by IP?
I am able to  ping from XP or windows 7

- On workstation, can you go to Start:Run and type  \\{2008 servername}  <enter> and get a browselist of the shares on the server?
on any xp workstation I try to do \\servername will get the error that this resource is no longer available.
If I do the same thing from a windows 7 client it opens a browselist and am able to access the shares without issue.

  - If no, try  \\{2008 server IP address}

No joy with using the ip address I do see the same results, this appears to be related to security but cannot figure out the where and why.

I am able to do an nslookup and can see the server and its name indicating a valid dns record is found in the forward and reverse zones

      - If that works, make sure your DNS resolution is good in your environment.
  - If yes, see if you can connect to a share by double-clicking on one of them.
      - if that fails, you've got permissions issues on the shares.  

I do not believe that  this is related to perms due to the fact that the shares are present and work for workstations and servers that are svr2008 or windows7.

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BlakeISSAuthor Commented:
Ok here is the fix, either you go through and create an "Allow" rule or you go for the quick and dirty and you shut off domain firewall. Once this was done, you will want to make sure that Network discovery is turned on or set to "Custom"  Restart and shares were now visible not only to Vista and Windows 7 users but also XP and Server 2003 servers.
After turning off the domain firewall I did find this recommendation which you could try if you wanted to keep your hardened firewall up:

Start  and Run WF.msc
Click Inbound Rules.
Under File and Printer Sharing *, make sure that it is set to Enable under
Domain Profile. You'll see a few File and Printer Sharing and enable all
which is under Domain Profile.
Ref: http://forums.techarena.in/windows-server-help/948288.htm
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