Hi guys i am using windows server 2008, i set up a domain, and several clients joined. the server can see the client and the client pc which using windows xp cannot see the server.

from the server side, it is connected as shown below:

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=39ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=59ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time=85ms TTL=128

and the client computer can be seen at the server IP :, but from the client side i can't see the server.

and the the connection from server to the PC using ping shows ok:

and from pc to server connection:

How can i access the server from the client pc, since it is already joined the domain?

  • Have you disabled the firewall on the server? – EEAA Mar 1 '13 at 5:24
  • @EEAA, yeah just disabled. still the same. if the client already joined the domain, shouldn't be the server shown on my networks? i tried to connect using ` \\server\ `, it say it cannot find the server. – Liban Mar 1 '13 at 5:31
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    What kind of network nastiness do you have going on where it's taking 30-80ms to ping between client and server? Is there some VPN/WAN involved or is this all on the same L2 LAN? – EEAA Mar 1 '13 at 5:33
  • @EEAA, it is wifi connection – Liban Mar 1 '13 at 7:28
  • Is "server" a domain controller? From XP client run & post here: "ipconfig /all" "nbtstat -A" Confirm all DNS IP on all NICs are set to IP of DC(s), no external DNS. There s/b errors in the event log about authentication, etc if there is no connectivity to the DC, post any relevant errors. – Ed Fries Mar 3 '13 at 0:22

From your Ipconfig info, remove the DNS entry from the DCHP scope, restart DHCP service and renew the lease on the client. Fixed?

Use only internal servers for DNS in an AD domain. If/when a PC switches to a secondary DNS server it won't change back to primary until the next restart so AD name resolution will fail in the meantime.

If that doesn't resolve it then:
You posted netstat when I asked for nbtstat -A (Edit your question and post the info there, much easier to read than in the comments.) Post exact error messages, we will need more specific info than "cannot be seen".
Disable the wireless & only connect via LAN, does it work correctly?

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