Limited connectivity to the server
Posted on 2013-10-14
SBS 2008 Standard with eight Lenovo clients. All of them are on a domain, and seven of the eight can access the server with no issues. These are all Win 7 Pro 64-bit. In network, all of the seven can see all of the other computers.
There is one computer that can only see itself and one of the NAS. When I do an ipconfig /all,
everything checks out especially DNS. I checked the Ethernet cables, although I can't definitely say they are working. The NIC card seems to be working, although the same caveat.
But, the weird thing is I can access SharePoint and access billing software database, but I can't access one of the other programs. But, that is a notoriously difficult program to connect to SQL 2005. UNC works as I can uses the address \\server\installs\ and open the program easily. I have rebooted the computer and ran troubleshooting on the NIC card. I also disabled and enabled the NIC card. Silly, because I don't know how it could work one minute and not the next.
So, in summary, it can only "see" itself and one of the Network Attached Storage units, yet a couple of programs which rely on connectivity to the server can find the databases they use. UNC works but one program doesn't. SharePoint does.
I have no idea. Thanks for any help.