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    Win Explorer cant access file shares (eg \\DTServer3\LIbrary) on the Win 2008 box from any where even with firewall turned off. Win Explorer cant see the any of the other machines on the network from Win 2008. I cant ping the VM (XP box) from the Win 2008 server (which is the VM's host).

     

    Network:

    Win 2003 DNS server / Domain Controller

    Win 2008 Hyper V

    Win XP VM

    Win 7 Client

     

    Ipconfig/all - Win 2008

     

     

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DTSERVER3

       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : dbtaylor.dev

       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

       DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : dbtaylor.dev

     

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : New Virtual Network

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-E6-BA-8A-F9-70

       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6

       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

     

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

     

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 90-E6-BA-8A-F9-70

       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

       IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.3(Preferred) 

       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6

       NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

     

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{34D111F1-5B83-4240-B183-4F118E6709C6}:

     

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

     

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

     

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{EB798B84-EAC0-463A-958D-9BEE0854A0DF}:

     

       Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : 

       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2

       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0

       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No

       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Thanks in advance for your assistance.
    DT

     





    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 3:33 PM

Answers

  • Hello,

    is DTSERVER3 the DC/DNS server, if yes which machine is the used DNS server with 192.168.1.6?

    On DTSERVER3 please disable all unused NICs.

    Please post an unedited ipconfig /all also from the workstations and the Hyper-V machine.

    So the Hyper-V machine runs only the XP VM at the moment?

    Windows server 2008 and higher OS have by default the computer browser service disabled. Make sure that all machines have NetBios over TCP/IP enabled on the NIC settings, advanced.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:21 AM

All replies

  • What if you try to hit the server by the FQDN (i.e. \\SERVER.DOMAIN.LOCAL)? Is the result the same?

     

    Regards,

     

    Richard

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:42 PM
  • Thanks for your response... Same result.

     

    DT

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 7:54 PM
  • Give your machine a higher IP address like 192.168.1.20 and try. Seeing that your gateway is .1 and your DNS is .6, is there a possible reserved scope?  double check that you VM Vlan is configured for the VM server.
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 8:13 PM
  • So, just a couple of things to check:

    1. Is the Server 2008 machine properly registering it's records in DNS?
    2. Have you disabled any services on the NIC(s) on the Server 2008 machine?
    3. Are you able to resolve the name of the Server 2008 machine to an IP address on the other machines in your domain?
    4. On the machines that you cannot access the shares from, can you RDP or access any *other* services on the Server 2008 machine?
    5. Are you able to access any other shares *from* the Server 2008 machine?

    I think answering these questions will get us moving forward and help narrow down the possible issues.

     

    Regards,

    Richard

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011 11:25 PM
  •  

    1. Is the Server 2008 machine properly registering it's records in DNS? How do I check this?
    2. Have you disabled any services on the NIC(s) on the Server 2008 machine? No
    3. Are you able to resolve the name of the Server 2008 machine to an IP address on the other machines in your domain? Nslookup cant see it.
    4. On the machines that you cannot access the shares from, can you RDP or access any *other* services on the Server 2008 machine? No RDP licenses.
    5. Are you able to access any other shares *from* the Server 2008 machine? No.

    Thanks for your interest.

     

    DT

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:11 AM
  • Hi,

     

    What error message did you encounter?

     

    Please perform the following troubleshooting steps:

     

    1.   Configure the DNS Server setting of client and member server to the correct IP address of the DNS Server.

    2.   Change the Network Adapter setting of your virtual machine to external network.

    3.   Run the following commands on the file sharing server:

    l  ipconfig /flushdns

    l  ipconfig /registerdns

     

    Regards,


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    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5:21 AM
  • There were two hardware NICs  plugged into the Win 2008 MOBO in addition to the built-in ethernet. I removed them and everything seems to be working fine.

    Now I know how to flush and register the DNS, how to restart the netlogon process plus a little bit more. In other words, thanks.

     

    Until next time.

     

    DT

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 2:13 PM
  • Hello,

    is DTSERVER3 the DC/DNS server, if yes which machine is the used DNS server with 192.168.1.6?

    On DTSERVER3 please disable all unused NICs.

    Please post an unedited ipconfig /all also from the workstations and the Hyper-V machine.

    So the Hyper-V machine runs only the XP VM at the moment?

    Windows server 2008 and higher OS have by default the computer browser service disabled. Make sure that all machines have NetBios over TCP/IP enabled on the NIC settings, advanced.


    Best regards Meinolf Weber Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.
    Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:21 AM