Client can ping server, server cannot ping client

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Randibou, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. Randibou

    Randibou Guest

    From NAV server (which is domain server and possibly exchange and all?) I
    cannot schedule a scan for a client. I cannot ping the client, however, he
    can ping me -- this is true for about 3 clients on the server? What should I
    do? Someone suggested "removing" the beagle virus on those with is instead
    of just quarantining it, however, client is able to do his mail, get on
    internet, and probably get to shares/printers. If I delete the client
    computer from the server and re-add him in, will this do any harm? I am very
    new to server sw...I've mostly been client side (for many years). Please
    Randibou, Feb 23, 2005
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  2. Randibou

    Mal Osborne Guest

    Firewall settings on the clients?

    Mal Osborne
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    Mal Osborne, Feb 23, 2005
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  3. Randibou

    Randibou Guest

    Hi Mal! Yes, it appears on two of the clients that is was the firewall being
    turned on (and/or not having port exceptions for NAV to be able to
    communicate with it) - this was not the case with the third machine though,
    however, now it's able to communicate - but I was logged on to that client as
    domain Administrator that time, however that should not matter, right?

    I forgot to try and ping the client from the server those times, however,
    the fact that NAV can now schedule the scans tells me it's probably fixed.
    But, from the server's run command, I still do not understand why I wouldn't
    be able to ping the client, even with firewall settings turned on. What port
    does a ping command use??? And, why would updated definitions still be able
    to get to the client even though I was unable to ping him when he is a NAV
    managed client?

    Seems like voodoo networking to me ;). Okay, thanks for all your help.

    Randibou, Feb 24, 2005
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