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  • Not able to see server in workgroup

    Hi All,

    I need some professional guidance in the following issue which I have faced.

    I am deployed to my client office and the office system setup is as follows:

    1) 1X file sharing server promoted to DC but sitting in a workgroup to use as a file sharing machine

    2) 10 X client machine running on Windows 2000 and Windows XP respectively

    3) No internet connection

    However, after one of the client machine that is running on Windows XP Pro SP2 crash, I rebuild it and was facing the following issue

    The machine after rebuild is not able to see the server. The TCP/IP setting is set to auto. I have also install the NetBuea Protocol, Join workgroup and even create back the old user name but still I cannot see the server. Please advise if I have miss out any steps and process as to attribute to the following issue. Hereby greatly appreciate and thankful for any help rendered.

  • #2
    Re: Not able to see server in workgroup

    COuld you please clarify what you mean by
    file sharing server promoted to DC but sitting in a workgroup
    Have the Win2K & XP machines been joined to the Domain that the DC is in?
    Are these machines getting their IPs from DHCP or are they static?
    Is there any reason why you need to run NetBEUI?
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    • #3
      Re: Not able to see server in workgroup

      Hi Admin,

      Although the DC is in place but none of the machine is joining to the domain. The client machines together with the server is on a workgroup using DHCP ip. Not sure do I have to join the domain.

      Regards,
      Eng Hwee

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      • #4
        Re: Not able to see server in workgroup

        Have you tried connecting to the server's IP address? e.g. \\192.168.0.1

        By the way, I'd give the server a static IP instead of getting it dynamically. Also, joining the computers to the domain is a good idea. Better security, centrally managed.

        One last thing, I too am wondering why you need to install NetBEUI.
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: Not able to see server in workgroup

          What do you mean with Rebuild, fresh reinstall (format) or standard xp repair.
          Arber I. Ibrahimi

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          • #6
            Re: Not able to see server in workgroup

            I think you need to clarify yeoenghwee

            Its a little confusing.

            1. exactly what servers do you have?

            I suspect you have a seperate file server on a workroup and then a seperate DC and are they 2000 or 2003 servers if this is the case?
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            • #7
              Re: Not able to see server in workgroup

              Sorry for the late respond.

              The server is a file server and the OS running on it is win 2k

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              • #8
                Re: Not able to see server in workgroup

                But you did DCPROMO the server and make it a Domain Controller, if I understand your first post correctly. Why did you do that and then NOT join the workstations to the Domain?

                Maybe you could make a little drawing (nothing complicated) of your network so we can see the layout. You minimal answer really doesn't assist us with clarifying your network setup. Ta.
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