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Can't access a server via the network, but can access it directly

We have a Hyper-V server that was having issues yesterday accessing one of the shared folders.  Today the folder or server can't be accessed via the network.  
If I open Hyper-V manager I can access the server and it's drives and folders.
When I open explorer the server is listed in the Network, but I can't access it.
I shut it down in Hyper-V and restarted it.  
Where do I start looking for the fix?
Windows NetworkingHyper-VWindows Server 2008

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I would start with some ping commands.

From the hyper-V server
1. Ping ur g/w
2. Ping some other network resources.
3. Ping yahoo and ping just to see if your DNS and routing is working.

if all is ok then disable your windows firewall .
If your Ping fails then check your DNS and IP settings on hyper-V server.

Once Firewall is disabled

from another PC

Ping your hyper-v server with its name and IP

If you can ping it. then Try to access the shared folder and let us know.

If you have created/pick a nic during Hyper-V installation make sure your new virtual switch is in external mode.

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The problem was a printer on the network had grabbed the server IP address.  I've excluded the IP from DHCP.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, based on the Microsoft Vista codebase, is the last 32-bit server operating system released by Microsoft. It has a number of versions, including including Foundation, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Web, HPC Server, Itanium and Storage; new features included server core installation and Hyper-V.

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