Server 2K mapping issue

March 27, 2009 at 08:31:05
Specs: Windows server 2000 sp4, Quad Xeon2.8 Ghz/2.5 Gig
I have claimed an SQL server when I try to map to any network share I get an error that says " The specified network name is no longer available" I can ping the system I want to map to and I can telnet to ports 139 and 445 on it and the server so TCP is working. I just can't get the server to map. Has anyone seen this kind of an issue before?


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#1
March 27, 2009 at 08:44:20
How are you trying to map to the server? Are you using it's hostname or IP address?

If you're using the hostname, try using the IP address. If that works, the issue my be a bad DNS record for that particular server.

If you can't map using either hostname or IP, then you have bigger issues and we'll need to discuss that.

Do report back


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#2
March 27, 2009 at 08:54:06
I have bigger issues. I have tried using hostnames and IP addresses. I cannot even map to it's own share. (\\127.0.0.1\share) Other systems can map to the server.

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#3
March 27, 2009 at 09:08:15
hostnameS? ipaddressES? 127.0.0.1?

Have you worked with servers before?
What is your environment? Domain or workgroup?


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#4
March 27, 2009 at 09:19:21
I spend more time in a linux server environment than windows server, hence I am probably using the wrong terms. The server is a member of a domain.

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#5
March 27, 2009 at 09:48:09
Hey not a issue. I was concerned because the server should only have one ip and one host name.

Here are some things to check on the server.

is file and print sharing enabled/installed
review event viewer logs for errors concering loading services not starting.
does the DC DNS server contain host and ptr records for this server and are they showing the correct ip?
is there a software firewall installed on this server? If so check its config so it allows share access.
Share something. Do not make any modifications to access so Everyone has full control.
If you go to computer management and review Shares do you see this share listed?
If you browse to the server via the network do you see the share?


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#6
March 27, 2009 at 09:56:54
Very true. I was refering to mapping to other systems. In answerto your points:
Hey not a issue. I was concerned because the server should only have one ip and one host name.

Here are some things to check on the server.

> is file and print sharing enabled/installed

Yes it is
>review event viewer logs for errors concering loading services not starting.

Nothing shows up in the event logs

> does the DC DNS server contain host and ptr records for this server and are they showing the correct ip?

Yes they are.

> is there a software firewall installed on this server? If so check its config so it allows share access.

No there is not a firewall on the server

> Share something. Do not make any modifications to access so Everyone has full control.
> If you go to computer management and review Shares do you see this share listed?

Yes I do

> If you browse to the server via the network do you see the share?

Yes I do. If I browse from the server in questiona and double clickon the share, I get "The specified network name is no longer available" If I browse the server from another system, I can browse into the share with no issues.


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#7
March 27, 2009 at 10:36:14
That would point to something wrong on just your pc.

Look at your dns entry in tcp/ip properties.

It it of your ms dns server or that of your internet isp?


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#8
March 27, 2009 at 11:53:32
DNS is pointing to the Local Network segments DNS server.cmd. Both lookup and reverse lookup return the right machine.


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