Workgroup networking frustrations between windows 2000 and XP computers.

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by TyphoonTycoon, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. I have a home network (or I used too) between 3 computers set up to MSHOME
    as the workgroup name.

    1. All 3 of them can ping between them Okay.

    2. windows 2000 machine is able to see all computers under
    "Computers near me" and is able to access all the shares successfully on
    the 2 windows XP computers.
    3. On the Windows XP computers, when I attempt to go "view
    workgroup computers" they will just turn around and complain...

    "MShome is not accesible, You might now have permission to use this
    network resource. COntact the administrator of this server to find out if
    you have access permissions.
    Windows cannot find the network path. Verfity that the network path is
    correc and the destination computer is not busy or turned off. If windows
    still cannot find the network path, contact your network administratr"

    4. the 2 XP computers however can access each other's shares okay if I
    type in the full network path in explorer.

    5. The 2 XP computers CAN NOT access any shares on the windows 2000
    computer, even though I've set up the permissions.

    6. This problem comes about randomly and intermittent. Sometimes both the
    windows XP computers can go "view workgroup computers" fine, are see all
    the computers on the workgroup and can access the windows 2000 shares Okay
    as well.

    Any ideas to this hellishly annoying problem?
     
    TyphoonTycoon, Sep 1, 2006
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  2. TyphoonTycoon

    Dave Doe Guest

    Disable NIS.
     
    Dave Doe, Sep 1, 2006
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  3. On Sat, 02 Sep 2006 03:11:07 +1200, Dave Doe wrote:

    [Snip]
    Thanks for your reply, can you please elaborate on what you mean by NIS?
    Do you mean Norton Internet Security? If so, No I don't have this
    installed at all.
     
    TyphoonTycoon, Sep 2, 2006
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  4. Some additional information...

    I noticed that my windows 2000 Machine is set to "broadcast" and both my
    windows XP machines are set to "unknown", are any of these likely to cause
    problems? If so, how do I change the node type?

    Upon searching, a few people have suggested to change the note type of
    this key...
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\DhcpNodeType]

    But DhcpNodeType does not even exist! Nor does the "EnableProxy" key
    exist at all.

    Any suggestions?

    Also I release I could be banging my head against this P.O.S for days on
    end (time I simply don't have and a situation which brings up memories of
    the Direct connection saga of trying to connect two computers through
    printer ports.) and it may be advisable and cheaper (opprtunity cost wise)
    to find a computer technician conversant with these types windows
    Networking issues to address this issue and show me the ropes.

    Does anyone know of one around the Auckland area which they recommend
    and could possibly help solve this problem?

    Thanks.


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    Windows IP Configuration (windows XP machine)

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Comp2004
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com Gigabit LOM (3C940)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-A6-74-35-F0
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, 2 September 2006 8:18:57 a
    ..m.
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, 3 September 2006 8:18:57 a.m

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    Windows 2000 IP Configuration (windows 2000 Machine)

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Comp2000
    Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : lan

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : lan
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-05-1C-9B-D9-5E
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, 2 September 2006 11:45:46
    a.m.
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, 3 September 2006 11:45:46 a.
    m.

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    TyphoonTycoon, Sep 2, 2006
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  5. Create a user account on the w2K MACHINE FOR THE xp USERS OR ENABLE THE GUEST
    ACCOUNT

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    Collector»NZ, Sep 2, 2006
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  6. TyphoonTycoon

    Bryce Utting Guest

    this sounds a -lot- like an issue I struck recently: turns out that
    Win2K can't access WinXP shares unless the account you're logging in
    with has a password set.
    hmmmm. the Apache docs have some VERY useful information on master
    browser elections -- I'd check there, if it's still an issue.


    butting
     
    Bryce Utting, Sep 10, 2006
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