server will not see/show shared folders

March 31, 2011 at 16:25:43
Specs: Windows 2003 Server SP2, dual 2.6/16GB
I went into an office this morning because a complaint was made the customer couldnt TS/rdp into the server. Looking at the network, I could see all computers but as soon as I clicked on one I would just time out waiting. All services are running fine, but I do get a netlogon warning in the viewer. No sharing properties had been changed, and all the other computers can open shared folders from all machines but the server BUT, if they had the little folders right when you go into network places, or a previously mapped drive to the server, they can get in. Also if you use the run \\servername\foldername, you can open the shared folder you typed. Only problem I see is the yellow warning in event for netlogon (5781). I tried all the MS fixes for the netlogon problem, but nothing made any difference.

running 2003 server SP2 on a dual quad core. Server is both an active directory, dns, and dhcp.


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#1
March 31, 2011 at 16:43:59
Netlogon 5781 - Dynamic registration or deregistration of one or more DNS records failed.

did you reboot the server?
did you review the dns event viewer logs?

servers tcp/ip entries list itself for dns?
all workstations point to the server for dns?

Did you try to rdp to the server when there?
If you go to computer management and shares are they all listed?
File and printer sharing enabled and allowed in the servers firewall?

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April 1, 2011 at 08:11:16
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Yes, server firewall off. All other TS/RDP computers working

Thats what has me so confused, I have checked everything I could think of, and asked a tech who was RDPed into the system before it went flaky what exactly he did. I guess he had turned on the software firewall right before it happened, but I turned it back off when I came in.


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#3
April 1, 2011 at 09:34:35
why would a user have the ability to make changes to the server?

Is this server running TS/RDP server or is it just allowing the default two RDP/TS users?

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#4
April 1, 2011 at 09:52:31
Wasnt a user that made the changes, it was a tech from a piece of software on the system. The Dr. gave the tech Admin rights.

The box runs TS licensing.


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#5
April 1, 2011 at 12:47:22
Whew. That was good to see.

You can see the shares on the server but users can't see the shares if they browse to them.

It appears everything was fine until the tech connected. Any idea what s/he was checking on? Ran any updates or installed new software?

If you create a new share and assign just everyone to it with full control can a user browse to it from a workstation?

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