Mod Edit: Merged 3 topics, same issue - Hamluis.
Im running a home file server on Windows Server 2008 (not R2) Standard and a macbook pro retina running Mac OS X 10.8.2 as the client. the file server is connected to the router via ethernet and the macbook pro is connected to the router via wifi.
The problem is that i can ping the server from the mac and vise versa but they don't recognise each other as computers on the network. i can't see the mac from the server or the server from the mac. so i thought i could just connect another windows7 home premium machine to the network to try and narrow down the issue. when i connected the additional PC, the network ran perfectly (i could now see the server from the mac and vise versa). i thought that was very strange so i disconnected the additional PC from the network to make sure this wasn't just a coincidence. no, sure enough, the server and the mac stopped recognising each other once again.
Does anyone have any ideas on what the additional pc is automatically doing fr the network that is still yet to be set up on the server (or mac)???
Any help will be much appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 05 June 2013 - 11:16 AM.