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Xp losing connection to 2000 Server domain


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when i started this... it was broken...
now it works...

i have been clicking on so much crap.. i dont know what i have changed at this point to make it work...

even the printing is working...

[bleep]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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but to answer your pinging qquestion YES i could ping all machines on network... weird?!?!?

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As for prevous post:

i tried when i started this whole mess... that was when i was unable to access network...

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Do you know what an lmhost file is?

As a test, create a lmhost file for ... i dunno,...five machines and see if the problem goes away for those machines.

You didn't answer my questions on the previous page.....I have to leave for the moment but will check later
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hmmm forget that...I must not have asked the question I was going to ask....

is enable netbios over tcpip checked in your advanced settings for the xp computers

Does your network use WINS?
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still having issues...
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I'm having a similar problem my windows XP machine drops the connection to the network printers but will pick it up again when i browse to them from my network places and double click the printer in question.
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poopypants, you didn't answer my questions

dougal, please start your own thread, and when you do, please describe your network
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basically, this is how i fixed it...

you have to point your DNS (on the XP machines) to your Domain Controller (2000 machine)... in my case i just allowed the PDC to do DNS for me which also kept the domain connection alive (i.e. printers, shared drives) i have had no problems since... i used the internal IP of 192.168.x.x...

I hope this helps out others in teh future!
Try it and lets put this to bed!

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oh yeah, and thank you 'gerryf' for being a great help...

being that you were the only one who really helped at all on this board!!!

thanks again!

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that's one of those slap yourself on the forehead issues...

what were you using as the DNS server before? An external one provided by your ISP?
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well, we have an onsite DNS box as well...
but it was BSD...

and like you said... ouch, my forehead hurts! haha

Thanks again!
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Matter seems to be solved but FWIW:

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;297684
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One more thing: I had a similar problem and what solved it for me was go to Device Manager on the W2K Server and turn off Power Management for the NIC.

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