2003 Server Unable to Map UNC Path

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Andy Jones, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    I have a 2003 server that i cannot access a 2nd 2003 server by unc path but
    can ping by ip or name. I can ping both and use unc path from a 3rd server.

    How can I get server 1 to use a unc path to server 2?

    Thanks.
     
    Andy Jones, Mar 29, 2008
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  2. Hello Andy,

    Sounds like DNS problem. Please post an unedited ipconfig /all from the servers.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Mar 29, 2008
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  3. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    From Server 1 i cannot access Server 2 via UNC but can ping it

    I can access any other server from Server 1

    I can also access Server 2 from any other server except Server1

    Thanks for the help and below is each servers ipconfig

    Server 1

    Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\administrator.NT_FSM>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hjapp2
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Rheem.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Rheem.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP Network Team #1
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-78-BB-84-A8
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.32.14.65
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.32.14.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.32.15.26
    10.32.15.12



    Server 2


    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : hjdb
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Rheem.local
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Rheem.local

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP Network Team #1
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-4B-E9-56-0A
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.32.14.68
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.32.14.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.32.15.26
    10.32.15.12
     
    Andy Jones, Mar 29, 2008
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  4. Hello Andy,

    Your DNS servers are not in the same subnet. With your subnet mask you can
    only use 10.32.14.x but the DNS machines are in 10.32.15.x why is this, are
    they behind a router? Is one of the servers DNS server?

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

     
    Meinolf Weber, Mar 30, 2008
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  5. What kind of error do you get when you fail to access the share?
    Do you get anything in the eventlog?

    As you can ping the server by ip or name without access shares, it sounds
    like a security option-problem.
    For example, server2 requires NTLMv2, but server1 isn't configured to
    respond with that security level.

    Network security: LAN Manager authentication level
    Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (always)
    Microsoft network client: Digitally sign communications (when possibly)
    Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (always)
    Microsoft network server: Digitally sign communications (when possibly)

    Also check firewall/ipsec settings.
     
    Henrik Johansson, Mar 30, 2008
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  6. The DNS-server doesn't nead to be in the same subnet.
    Both servers are located in the same subnet and he can reach the second
    server by pinging name (DNS works) or IP, so it's not a routing problem.
    Sounds more like a problem with security options or local firewall on the
    server.
    /Henrik
     
    Henrik Johansson, Mar 30, 2008
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  7. Andy Jones

    Boris Guest

    Can you access 2nd server like this: \\ip-address\c$ ?
    For example, if 2nd server ip address is 172.168.10.10, can you connect to
    it by typing \\172.168.10.10\c$ from Run menu on 1st server?

    Boris
     
    Boris, Mar 31, 2008
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  8. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    The local firewalls are turned off. What type of security options would you
    recommend I look at?


     
    Andy Jones, Apr 2, 2008
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  9. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    Ok that makes sense. Where do I check these options at?
    I am new to 2003 and don't know where alot of this is at.
     
    Andy Jones, Apr 2, 2008
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  10. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    No I cannot access it that way.
     
    Andy Jones, Apr 2, 2008
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  11. What about the server connecting to *itself* that way?

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    Phillip Windell, Apr 2, 2008
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  12. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    I made sure both servers were set to the same and still cannot access
    server2
     
    Andy Jones, Apr 2, 2008
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  13. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    I don't understand??
     
    Andy Jones, Apr 2, 2008
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  14. Let's say the Server Name is "MyServer" and its IP# is 172.168.10.5

    So sit at the server itself.
    Go to the Run line on the Start Menu and try all three of these:

    \\MyServer\c$

    \\172.168.10.5\c$

    \\127.0.0.1\c$

    If it can't connect to itself, then nothing else is ever going to.


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    Phillip Windell
    www.wandtv.com

    The views expressed, are my own and not those of my employer, or Microsoft,
    or anyone else associated with me, including my cats.
     
    Phillip Windell, Apr 2, 2008
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  15. Andy Jones

    Andy Jones Guest

    Yes, I connect that way on both servers
     
    Andy Jones, Apr 2, 2008
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