XP cannot browse Server 20008 Standard share via dns name (must useip)

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by Ryan, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    I cannot access my server via \\servername\c but I can via \\serverip\c?

    The workstation is a Windows XP w/ SP3, and the Server is Windows Server
    2008 standard.

    I have network discovery enabled on the server, so I'm not sure what
    else to check for.

    Also my network transfer speeds are ABYSMAL. It's taken me over half an
    hour to transfer 2GB of data over a 100Mbit link.

    Any ideas on both of these items?
    Ryan, Sep 30, 2009
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  2. Hello Ryan,

    Sounds like DNS issue, please post an unedited ipconfig /all from the server
    and the workstation.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Sep 30, 2009
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  3. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    I got this solved, turns out my workstation was hating life. A rebooted
    fixed it, however the transfer rate is still abysmal on the server.
    Ryan, Sep 30, 2009
  4. Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Sep 30, 2009
  5. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    I had read about TCP Offload (Chimney), however I'm confused whether you
    do it in my case, on the Hyper-V host or the child VM install?
    Ryan, Sep 30, 2009
  6. Hello Ryan,

    Doesn't matter if virtual or physiocal machine, check the machine that has
    the problem and agin make sure DNS is working correct.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Sep 30, 2009
  7. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Ok, but how do I determine if the Host OS or Guest OS is the one
    affected by TCP Chimney problems?

    Just toggle the settings off on one/both/all and test accordingly?

    Ryan, Oct 1, 2009
  8. Hello Ryan,

    The problems belong to 2008 not to a VM or physical machine, so you have
    to configure/check each VM like a physical.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber

    Meinolf Weber [MVP-DS], Oct 2, 2009
  9. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Ok but if the host is running Hyper-V R2,which has Server 2008 code.. I
    would think POTENTIALLY the Hyper-V install could be affected by TCP
    Offload too.

    I guess I'll have to do some testing.

    Ryan, Oct 2, 2009
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