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xp pro and windows server 2008 Enterprise cannot see each other RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have:
    - A windows server 2008 Enterprise (serv1) is an AD-DC: domain is "mydomain.local"
           * no other computers are in the domain and no other domain users except for Administrator
    - An XP pro, a Windows 7 Home Premium, and a Vista Home Premium desktops, all on a workgroup (WG) (not domain)
    - All deskops and serv1 are connected via a local LAN served by a dlink wireless router that acts as a DHCP server to the desktops only.
    - Serv1 is configured with static IP, gateway points to dlink, dns server set to 127.0.0.1.

    All WG computers can see each other and see Serv1 in My Network Places - EXCEPT for the XP.
    XP cannot see serv1 and serv1 cannot see XP, even though I can \\serv1\Public from from XP and I can \\XPmachine\Public from serv1.

    Why can't serv1 see XP in Network while it can see the other WG computers (win7 and vista)?
    Netbios over TCP/IP is enabled on serv1 as well as on XP.

    Please help.
    Thanks in advance.

    Friday, October 22, 2010 3:47 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    What if XP clients could be listed in "Network" on Vista clients ?

    please try turn on "network discovery" in firewall profile on serv1 :

     

    Click to open Advanced sharing settings.

    Click the chevron to expand the network profile the correctly used, if serv1 is a domain controller ,”domain” should be the one.

    Click Turn on network discovery, and then click Save changes.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

     

    For more information please refer to the article below:

     

    What is network discovery?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-is-network-discovery

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


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    Monday, October 25, 2010 7:31 AM
  • In addition to Tiger's suggestions, what DNS address are the XP and other desktops getting from the Dlink router?

    Are all machines only using the domain controller as their DNS address, or is it mixed with the router's IP address and/or an ISP's DNS address?

    Are you using WINS?

    Also with the DC, you should change the the loopback address (127.0.0.1) to the actual IP address of the server.

    I also suggest to not use the DLink for DHCP. It doesn't support the secure DNS updates protocol, nor does it work with allowing DHCP to own records in DNS so it can update them when a laptop for example, gets a new IP address. You may find with the way it's configured you may be getting duplicate registrations.

     

    Ace

     


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

    This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 25, 2010 3:30 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

     

    What if XP clients could be listed in "Network" on Vista clients ?

    please try turn on "network discovery" in firewall profile on serv1 :

     

    Click to open Advanced sharing settings.

    Click the chevron to expand the network profile the correctly used, if serv1 is a domain controller ,”domain” should be the one.

    Click Turn on network discovery, and then click Save changes.  If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

     

    For more information please refer to the article below:

     

    What is network discovery?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/What-is-network-discovery

     

    Thanks.

     

    Tiger Li


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Monday, October 25, 2010 7:31 AM
  • In addition to Tiger's suggestions, what DNS address are the XP and other desktops getting from the Dlink router?

    Are all machines only using the domain controller as their DNS address, or is it mixed with the router's IP address and/or an ISP's DNS address?

    Are you using WINS?

    Also with the DC, you should change the the loopback address (127.0.0.1) to the actual IP address of the server.

    I also suggest to not use the DLink for DHCP. It doesn't support the secure DNS updates protocol, nor does it work with allowing DHCP to own records in DNS so it can update them when a laptop for example, gets a new IP address. You may find with the way it's configured you may be getting duplicate registrations.

     

    Ace

     


    Ace Fekay
    MVP, MCT, MCITP EA, MCTS Windows 2008 & Exchange 2007, MCSE & MCSA 2003/2000, MCSA Messaging 2003
    Microsoft Certified Trainer
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services

    This posting is provided AS-IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 25, 2010 3:30 PM