Vista Laptop Does Not See 2000 Server

Posted: 06-14-2007, 02:01 AM
I have two desktops and a laptop. One desktop is running XP Pro; The other
is running 2000 Server. I do not have AD running on the server at the
moment. My new laptop is running Vista Home, with plans to upgrade to
Ultimate (as soon as I get bugs worked out with laptop manufacturer). All
three are connected via a Wireless Router.

My laptop is able to see shared folders and printers on the XP Desktop, but
cannot even see the 2000 Server. I try to ping by name and it does not know
the name. I can ping by IP Address and am able to see shared folders. The
XP Desktop has no problem seeing the 2000 Server by name.

Is there something I can do to see by name? I do not want to manually
configure a host address on the laptop. The server is my mail, web (website
need major overhaul), ftp, and print servers.

Any ideas?

Dave

Vista Laptop Does Not See 2000 Server


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Re: Vista Laptop Does Not See 2000 Server
Posted: 06-14-2007, 03:07 AM
On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 22:01:55 -0400, "DJacoby" <dmjacoby@davejacoby.com> wrote:
>I have two desktops and a laptop. One desktop is running XP Pro; The other
>is running 2000 Server. I do not have AD running on the server at the
>moment. My new laptop is running Vista Home, with plans to upgrade to
>Ultimate (as soon as I get bugs worked out with laptop manufacturer). All
>three are connected via a Wireless Router.
>
>My laptop is able to see shared folders and printers on the XP Desktop, but
>cannot even see the 2000 Server. I try to ping by name and it does not know
>the name. I can ping by IP Address and am able to see shared folders. The
>XP Desktop has no problem seeing the 2000 Server by name.
>
>Is there something I can do to see by name? I do not want to manually
>configure a host address on the laptop. The server is my mail, web (website
>need major overhaul), ftp, and print servers.
>
>Any ideas?
>
>Dave
Dave,

Check NetBT and all personal firewalls, to start.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html

How is the laptop "seeing" the XP computer? Network Neighbourhood? Or Network
Map?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/1...-together.html

Take a look at the logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
computer, and diagnose the problem. Read this article, and linked articles, and
follow instructions precisely (download browstat!):
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp

--
Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.
 
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