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#1 andyho

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:31 AM

I am trying to access an XP machine from an NT and ME machine. We are all on the same domain. File and print sharing is enabled. I have also enabled netbios on the XP machine. I get the error:\\pc is not accessible. The network path can not be found. I have also logged in as administrator on all machines to establish the trust relationship between all. What else can I try?

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 12:00 PM

You may need to check the firewall settings on the XP machine.
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:26 PM

Firewall is turned off.

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 03:29 PM

What are the DNS settings?
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Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:28 PM

They are the same on all computers.

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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:22 PM

How are they networked? With a router? Also try pinging each one of them using there IP addresses.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:23 AM

These computers are networked through a router. The network is made up of about 17 computers, and a file server running Windows NT. The OS of the p.c's on the network consist of XP, NT, and ME. The XP computers can see all other p.c's on the network, and can access shared files and printers. The NT and ME machines can see the other p.c's, just can't access shared resources on the XP computers. When trying to access a shared printer attatched to an XP p.c from an NT or ME computer I receive the error "\\PC is not accessible. The network path was not found.

Each p.c can be reached by the ping command.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:26 AM

Did you set up permissions on the XP machine to allow for "everyone" to access/see it?

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:07 AM

Yes, permissions are set to allow everyone.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:25 AM

Do you have the following services turned on, on the XP machine?

DHCP Client
DNS Client
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 10:37 AM

Yes, these services are turned on.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:04 AM

Have you tried each system by name? instead of IP address?

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By default, Win2000/XP disables NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) for selected clients. In a peer-to-peer network without WINS, Win9x will be unable to browse, locate, or create file and print share connections to a Windows 2000 computer with NetBIOS disabled. So, you must setup the Win2000/XP to uses NetBIOS over TCP/IP to communicate with prior versions of Windows NT and other clients, such as Microsoft Windows 95. Alternatively, you may want to add NetBEUI on all workstations in the peer-to-peer network.
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:06 AM

pinging that is :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:34 AM

I have enabled netbios over tcp/ip. When you say ping by name are you referring to start>run>\\pc name. The NetBEUI service is running on all of the older pc's.
After looking in to this a little more I have discovered that 2 of the XP machines can be accessed from the NT and ME computers, but the rest can not. I guess I may need to take a closer look at those 2 p.c's to see if I can distinguish any differences. Although I think I set them all up the same.
Please keep responding with any other ideas.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:53 AM

each computer not only has a specific Ip address but also has a specific name. When the OS was installed It asks for the name of the computer. This can usually be found by right clicking my computer and selecting properties the selecting network indentification. If any of them have the same name your access will be denied.
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