MACs lost Windows 2000 Server Shares


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Justin Emlay

We used to have all our shares on a Windows 2000 machine. No problem. Then
we moved all the shares to Windows 2003. Now we need to start a new share
on the Windows 2000 machine again. However when I created a new share I
noticed that server is no longer visable to our MACs under Server Browser.
At some point in time this dropped from there list. No one noticed because
it wasn't needed any longer. Nothing on the 2000 server has changed. I
uninstalled the MAC file service and reinstalled it and the server still
doesn't show on the MACs.

After installing the file service why would a 2000 server not show up on the
MACs? To rule out any network issues the MAC's can hit a webpage on that
server via its local ip address.

Ideas?
 
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William M. Smith

We used to have all our shares on a Windows 2000 machine. No problem. Then
we moved all the shares to Windows 2003. Now we need to start a new share
on the Windows 2000 machine again. However when I created a new share I
noticed that server is no longer visable to our MACs under Server Browser.
At some point in time this dropped from there list. No one noticed because
it wasn't needed any longer. Nothing on the 2000 server has changed. I
uninstalled the MAC file service and reinstalled it and the server still
doesn't show on the MACs.

After installing the file service why would a 2000 server not show up on the
MACs? To rule out any network issues the MAC's can hit a webpage on that
server via its local ip address.

Hi Justin!

Check the Appletalk protocol on your NIC. It can be enabled on only one NIC
at a time unless your server is also acting as a router. If you have two
NICs, then Appletalk may be talking over the wrong one.

Also, check that the Mac File Service is indeed started.

Hope this helps! bill
 
J

Justin Emlay

Only 1 NIC in the machine and the service is started. I am now at a point
where I can tell the MAC to attach to server "server.domain.com" and it will
but it still does not show up in the server list.

Justin
 
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William M. Smith

Only 1 NIC in the machine and the service is started. I am now at a point
where I can tell the MAC to attach to server "server.domain.com" and it will
but it still does not show up in the server list.

Hi Justin!

Your problem is definitely just Appletalk then since you're connecting via
TCP/IP using "server.domain.com".

I'd start by checking Appletalk on the server since you say you have
multiple Macs that are working. Make sure it's checked in your NIC's
properties. If it is, then you can test that its working by attempting to
create a printer on the server using Appletalk as the protocol. If you have
any Appletalk printers on the network, your server should see them. (Of
course, you don't need to complete the printer setup.)

If you're sure that Appletalk is working properly on your server, then check
your Mac. Make sure it has Appletalk working over Ethernet.

Do you possibly have a router between your server and your Macs? Routers
must be configured to route the Appletalk protocol.

Hope this helps! bill
 

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