A funny thing happened this afternoon.
After a restart of my home server (that I use as a testing environment for websites and as a backup for files on the other computers on the network) which is running Server 2008 R2, I am now unable to access the server or any of the shares on the server from any of the other computers on the network.
I was able too before, I haven't to my knowledge changed anything to contribute to this happening. I have reset the server numerous times since, as well as reset the router and the other computers on the network, which appears to have done nothing.
I can still remote desktop the server and ping it via its internal IP address and the computer name, however I cannot access it in the network explorer or the mounted network drives on the other computers (it still shows up in the list of computers in "Network" (windows 7 PC's)).
I have checked the permissions on the shares to make sure they are not the culprit, they all appear to be fine.
Any ideas why this may have suddenly happened and what might be the fix(es)?
Thanks for any help anyone can give.