I cannot connect my Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 Pro to a new computer on the network running Windows Server 2012 R2.
Sharing is turned on on both computers via ethernet.
Full Network Discovery is on for both, private, guest, etc.
Both machines have installed and use the same administrator level access user names and password.
Security permissions match for the administrative users for shares attempting to access.
Temporarily took down Firewall and AVG security but this did not help.
Both computers are on the same Workgroup, on the same router.
The Windows 10 machine is connected to the network directly to the Frontier router, via auto ip on the ethernet. I have no spare ip addresses to use so that's why my Win10 machine does not use a static ip.
The servers are connected to a switch, which is connected to the Frontier router via ethernet. Of course, both servers use static ip's.
I also can NOT ping the Windows 2012 R2 server. But I CAN ping the Windows Server 2003 R2 on the same network that is plugged into the same router connections as the Win2012 server, shares and username, passwords the same. Network connects work fine on the Windows 2003 Server.
So, what could be keeping me from finding the Windows 2012 server? What should I try?