Win 7 client can't connect to Win 2003 UNC

Hewlett-packard / Kj379aa-aba a6400f
September 25, 2010 at 12:11:14
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.2 GHz / 3062 MB
I cant connect my Win 7 client PC to my Win 2003 DC. I can ping the ip address as well as the domain, I can even connect with Remote Desktop but if I click the server's name in explorer I get an error (after a considerable delay) saying "Windows cannot access \\ServerName.

Thanks, in advance.


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#1
September 25, 2010 at 17:00:09
Have you configured the windows 7 machine to be a member of the domain?

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#2
September 25, 2010 at 22:43:33
Yes. I re-installed Win 2003 and Active Directory on the Domain Controller after a disk crash using the same domain name. The client PC is listed in the server's explorer and I can access the clients shared folders from the server while logged in as domain administrator but I can't see the server's shared folders from the client - I get the error:

Windows cannot access \\Server
Check the spelling. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network.......


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#3
September 26, 2010 at 09:43:47
When accessing shares of the client computer, it's a completely different thing and has nothing todo with the domain membership.

My question was, is the client computer member of the domain.
That means, when rightclicking on Computer on the client computer and choose properties, check the settings for Computername, Domain and Workgroup. Click the change settings and on the tab Computername you can put a computer into a Domain.

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#4
September 26, 2010 at 10:33:17
Yes, the client computer is a member of the domain.

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#5
September 26, 2010 at 10:55:53
And when you start your windows 7 client machine, you get a login screen, choose the domain from within the drop down list and login to the domain with username and password?

Or did you logon to the local machine instead?

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#6
September 26, 2010 at 13:36:33
Logged on to the local machine.

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#7
September 26, 2010 at 14:29:14
And what happens, when you first logon to the Domain (Server)?

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#8
September 26, 2010 at 17:47:44
Logon works fine. I just can't see or use the files in shared folders on the server.

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#9
September 26, 2010 at 18:18:55
So if you are able to logon to the servers, you have to check the permission on the shared folder(s) for the username, you're logged in with.

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#10
September 26, 2010 at 18:40:30
Logged in as administrator.

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#11
September 30, 2010 at 04:47:59
even if u r an administrator u need to chk the permission for that shared folder from the server side....

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