unable to access file share

Posted on 2011-11-01
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I'm unable to access a file share unless I use the FQDN. What could be causing this? the share is on a windows 2003 machine.
Question by:knfitz
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    Expert Comment

    Is your network adapter set up with the correct domain suffix?

    See figure 8.4 in this guide:


    Author Comment

    Yes it does. I'm trying to access the share from a windows 2008 machine and the share is on a windows 2003 server if that makes a difference.
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    Accepted Solution

    It's a netbios problem.

    Does the server have a firewall blocking "file and print sharing"?

    Is client for microsoft networks enabled on the nic?

    are you trying to access the server from a remote location (meaning not on the broadcast domain)?

    Are you in a VPN or VLAN configuration?

    Is netbios over TCP/IP enabled on the NIC configuration>>TCP/IP>>advanced button>>WINS tab??

    There are a TON of things that can cause this. So, we will have to ask a LOT of questions to get to the root cause.

    Author Comment

    Netbios are not enabled. I'll try to schedule something with that. thank you

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