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hi all, i have formatted my system and installed win2kserver.wnen i tried configuring for network printer i am not able to connect to the printer.infact i am not able to access the workgroup itself in which the printer is.when i go to MyNetworkPlaces->EntireNetwork, i don't see all the workgroups in the network.i tried changing my workgroup .now i am able to see the network workgroups but cannot access the printer's one.i also have linux on this system but the same problem is their too. please help

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Did you check the basics?
NIC working correctly.
Required clients, protocols and services installed.
IP configuration correct?
Correct IP address
Correct subnet mask
Correct gateway address

If it is happening in both Windows and Linux it could be a hardware or configuration issue. The NIC or the network configuration.

Good luck.

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  • Nileshroy
    Delete the computer's name & SID from your domain controller.
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  • Sheldonrw
    it could be your permissions or user rights.
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  • Tvenkat
    Are you able to ping the IP of any machine from the server you have configured. If no, pl check your IP and subnet mask. If you can ping, check to see if NetBios is installed. My 2 cents worth
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  • Amigus
    It sounds like your network uses NetBIOS in broadcast mode for name resolution and that you have multiple broadcast domains. If you want to use NetBIOS for whatever reason, implement a WINS server and set your clients to be use either peer mode or hybrid mode. Additionally if you haven't implemented a domain and don't want to your only real choice is to collapse your network down to one subnet or try doing some magic with broadcast forwarding etc. If you have a Win2K server I recommend that you implement an active directory domain, publish your shares and printers in it, turn off NetBIOS altogether and use DNS for name resolution.
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