I can ping DC but nowhere else...

October 8, 2010 at 05:25:39
Specs: Windows XP SP2, Intel P3 950MHz/512 MB DDR2 (333MHz)

I have an issue with an XP Pro client accessing the network.

I can ping the DC (Win Server 2k3) no loss, <1ms using both IP and DNS Name. If i try any other node i get the "Destination Host Unreachable" error. All other servers/workstations are running and reachable from else where. The DC and Exchange servers are even both sitting on the same hardware on an ESX host.

IP config returns an adapter, set up to use DHCP and has pulled an IP on the same range as all other networked equipment, correct gateway and subnet and seems fine.

The cabling/switches are ok as another machine connected to the same cable works normally.

Is there any chance this is a setup issue or could it be in anyway adapter related? I have other PC's using the same NIC and the PC is configured using a standard silent install procedure so the only thing I can think of is a dodgy NIC card, but then it has managed to do a full silent install in DOS mode and completed in XP by installing software packages (msi).

Anyone got any thoughts coz i'm stumped...


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October 8, 2010 at 08:11:25
did you check the windows firewall settings?

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October 9, 2010 at 01:15:09
Hi Wanderer,

Thanks for the reply,

I have to say I didn't, but all of the domain PC's windows firewall settings are managed via group policy, so I would imagine that they would be exactly the same as all other workstations. Also, Windows firewall only gives the option to disable ICMP traffic generally and not by specific IP or range.

I also forgot to mention that although I can ping the domain controller I can't access any shared drives or any other resources from it.


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October 9, 2010 at 20:57:18
Try deleting and reloading the nic and drivers.

Though your points of how things are set and the same, it can be amazing what you see if you take a look.

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