Can't View File Shares on 2008 Server From One Workstation

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I have a server 2008 domain with many windows xp machines.  I have one windows xp machine that when I try and browse to \\servername it shows no file shares.  If i go to other machines it seems to work fine.

Offline file sharing isn't turned on.

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Commented:
What happens when you try to map to \\ip_of_servername\folder ?

.... Thinkpads_User
Check these settings on the XP machine

Enable NetBios over TCP/IP in WIndows XP

Click Start, click Control Panel
Click Network Connections.
Right-click "Local Area Connection", and then click "Properties".
Click on (highlight) "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", and then click "Properties" button
Click the General tab, and then click "Advanced" button , bottom right.
Click the WINS tab.
Under "NetBIOS setting" section, click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP, and then click OK two times, then "close".
     ( ) Default
     (*) Enable NetBios
     ( ) Disable NetBios

Restart the PC

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when i try and browse to \\servername\fileshare i get

"Windows cannot find '\\servername\fileshare'.  Check the spelling and try again, or try searching for the item by clicking the start button and then clicking search"

I Enabled Netbiox over tcp/ip and no luck
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Did you try using an IP address as I suggested?  ... Thinkpads_User

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Commented:
Sorry same message

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I logged in as domain administrator on the PC and same thing.
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Try repairing TCP/IP.  Here is a general guide, but you may need to get specific XP instructions:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314067

See if that helps. .... Thinkpads_User

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Just fixed it.  Looks like client for microsoft networks had gotten uninstalled.

Thanks all for the help
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Thanks. I was pleased to help and glad you got it going. .... Thinkpads_User
Cool ,good to see you up and runnning.:)

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