Client can ping server, server can't ping client

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by James Meyer, Sep 24, 2004.

  1. James Meyer

    James Meyer Guest

    Well, the subject pretty much sums it up.

    I have a 2003 server domain, the client (windows xp pro) can ping the
    server, same subnet, local network, but the server can't ping the client.

    Any ideas?

    James Meyer
     
    James Meyer, Sep 24, 2004
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  2. Chad A. Gross [SBS Community Member], Sep 25, 2004
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  3. James Meyer

    James Meyer Guest

    James Meyer, Sep 25, 2004
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  4. Hi James,

    Does this happen to all the clients or just one XP?

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    Regards,

    Marina
    Microsoft SBS-MVP

     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 25, 2004
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  5. James Meyer

    James Meyer Guest

    Right now i only have 1 client.

    Its set up in my house, just got the MAPS package, thought I'd test one
    server, one client, before i add more.

    James

     
    James Meyer, Sep 25, 2004
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  6. Hi James,

    Can you post the ipconfig/all from the server and that client? Did you
    create the computer account with the Add computer wizard?

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    Regards,

    Marina
    Microsoft SBS-MVP

     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 25, 2004
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  7. James Meyer

    James Meyer Guest

    Sorry guys, I'm dumb, I replaced my motherboard 2 days ago and it came with
    PC Cilin antivirus, which apparently installs a firewall as well.

    Thank you for your quick responses and willingness to help.

    James Meyer


     
    James Meyer, Sep 25, 2004
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  8. I'm having a similar issue. Windows 2000 clients on a recently installed
    SBS2003 network have begun to lose their ability to communicate with the
    server - and vice versa!

    Clients were added to the domain via the Add Computer wizard on the server,
    then each ran the ConnectComputer wizard. Things had been working just fine
    until a few days ago. I now have two machines which cannot ping the server
    by name or by IP, nor can the server ping the workstations. I've made sure
    the clients are using the SBS server for their primary DNS, checked for
    entries in HOSTS and LMHOSTS, uninstalled and reinstalled the IP stack, and
    pinged other workstations on the network from the two units in question. If
    I enable a secondary DNS entry, these two machines can browse the internet.

    Any ideas?
     
    Bryce Alan Katz, Sep 25, 2004
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  9. Hi Bryce,

    Can you post the ipconfig/all from the server and one from a client?
    Standard or Premium? How are you connecting to the internet?
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 25, 2004
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  10. I don't have access to the server right now, but will post what I recall
    from memory:

    IP: 192.168.1.2
    SM: 255.255.255.0
    GW: 192.168.1.1

    Primary & Secondary DNS are those of the ISP.

    SBS Premium. All systems connect to the internet via a NetGear router.
     
    Bryce Alan Katz, Sep 26, 2004
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  11. Hi Bryce,

    DNS should **only** point to your server-IP. Is your server doing all the
    serving, including DHCP, DNS and WINS?
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 26, 2004
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  12. OK, I'll adjust that.

    Server is handling DNS and WINS. DHCP is coming off the router.
     
    Bryce Alan Katz, Sep 26, 2004
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  13. Hi Bryce,

    Please, let your server do ALL the serving, including DHCP. That will make
    SBS much happier and you can push the necessary settings to your clients
    automagically.
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Sep 26, 2004
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  14. I was trying to spare the server a little work, but will follow your advice
    to see what happens. ;-)
     
    Bryce Alan Katz, Sep 26, 2004
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