Cannot browse Server on domain

Posted on 2011-03-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have an Exchange Server 2007 that's running Window Server 2008 OS.  Suddenly, I am unable to browse any shares on the server.  I cannot browse to it by name or IP address.  From the server, I can see all machines on the network except the server itself.  It doesn't appear in the list of domain machines.  Furthermore, I cannot browse to the hidden share on the server.  I can ping the server by name and remote into it.  Computer browsing service is not running, however it's not running on the other servers either and they can be seen on the network.  

This is causing problems because other machines cannot find it on the network, particularly the Archiving server.  Mail flow is fine however.  
Question by:rb_chilln
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Expert Comment

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have you tried rebooting the machine?  If rebooting is not an option or didnt work, do you see anything in your event logs that might help?

Author Comment

ID: 35022364
I checked the event logs but didn't see anything.  Since it's a mailbox server, I can't reboot it now.  Will try that later tonight.  Will post results in the morning.

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you could also check to see if Server and Workstation services are started if not start them.

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or you could try to just restart those services if they are both started already.
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by:Darius Ghassem
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Enable Computer Browser service.

Make sure Netbios over TCP\IP is enabled.

Enable Network Discovery.

Remove any AV for testing  this could be blocking as well

Author Comment

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I rebooted the server and enable Computer Browser service and still no luck.  Network Discovery is enabled as well.  Also, there is no AV installed on the machine.  When I try to browse to it from another machine, I get a message saying "No network provider accepted the given network path."  And, when I try to access the hidden share I get "Windows cannot access  \\servername\c$.

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We resolved the problem.  Simply re-enabled file and printer sharing on the server.  Everyone, thanks for your help.

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Resolved internally.

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