Need 2 Servers to show under Microsoft Windows Network

Microsoft Microsoft windows server 2008...
August 24, 2012 at 06:11:39
Specs: Win2K8, 2x Xenon 2.8Ghz 4Gb Ram
I have a Win2K3 machine running as the primary server for our company, and a new Win2K8 machine. I want to have both servers setup so that BOTH can be accessed over the network. The 2K8 machine is going to be the data server where everything is stored. How do I configure this? Right now, only the 2K3 machine shows up on any client in the Network connections menu

See More: Need 2 Servers to show under Microsoft Windows Network

Report •


#1
August 27, 2012 at 13:28:27
Did you join the 2008 server to the domain? This is assuming you are in a domain and not in a workgroup.

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
Sorry no tech support via PM's


Report •

#2
August 30, 2012 at 12:38:06
If you positively need that server to show up in Network folder of your workstations you will have to make sure that SSDP Discovery, UPnP and Function Discovery Resource Publication services are manual and running.

Then turn on Network discovery and File and printer sharing for your network location under Advanced sharing settings in Network and Sharing Center.

This way your server will be discoverable by other machines (though I'm not sure about XPs if they are on different domain/workgroup, but you should get rid of them anyways :)

Simpler way would be just to map whichever server shares you need onto your workstations, via Group Policy or manually.


Report •

#3
August 30, 2012 at 14:50:13
You also need netbios over tcp/ip enabled

Answers are only as good as the information you provide.
How to properly post a question:
Sorry no tech support via PM's


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
August 31, 2012 at 10:42:39
Do you mean that you want both servers to have a copy of the data that is being shared? If so, you're 2003 server needs to be 2003 R2, which includes the DFS feature. I can't answer a question about DFS without specifics, but here is a guide to setting it up from Microsoft:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

--
Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
Emergency IT Support


Report •


Ask Question