This problem just popped up today. When my clients logged on, they couldn't see their network drives. I tried to ping the server using IP and then name and both were successful. On the server side, the folders are all intact.
I tried manually mapping it, but that returned a "Network path cannot be found error". I can't connect to the server manually either (run - \\servername). Same error as above.
I tried removing the client from the domain and rejoining, but now, when I enter the domain name and enter the admin username and password, it says that the domain controller for the domain cannot be found.
Server: Windows Server 2008 R2
Clients: Windows XP SP3
Appreciate all help. Thanks!
The dns on the client is pointing to the server. And i cannot access the shares even using ip address. The client and server are on the same network segment and there is no firewall between them aside from the firewall on Windows and that is set to the default setting.
Check the filewall settings on Windows 2008 and XP
I've checked the firewall settings on both the client and the server and they both allow the appropriate traffic.
I've tried disabling the antivirus on both ends and still no change. (able to ping, but cannot map network drive)
I also can't see the server on the Clients My Network Places... Odd, since I can see every other machine on the segment.
Gonna give it 1 more day and then looks like I'm gonna have to wipe it out and do a clean install. Sigh... :(
Verify there is no friewall on the LAN separating the two computers.
Try mapping my by both name and ip address, sometimes one will work when the other doesn't.
On the server do netstat -an and verity the following ports are "Listenting"
TCP 135 and 445
Try telneting to/port scanning the ports from the workstation to verify they are responding.
example: telnet 10.1.1.1 135
Perform a packet capture while mapping the drive and review the packets. Usually a different error may be returned in the packets, that is not passed back correctly.
Does anyone have any further ideas on this - I am having exactly the same problem, will not rejoin domain etc. Have tried all of the above.
if you refer to rparkinson's post, isa is the shortcut for isatap interface.
netsh will show you available commands when entered without paramater or whats offered from an given paramater next, so netsh int (for interface) will show you among other isatap (shortcut isa in the above post)