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i have shared a folder in windows server 2003. while accessing that server via \server-ip-address from another server (windows 2003) i am getting an error saying "You might not have permission to use this network resource. .. There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request" But via \server-hostname i can access the server.

What would be the issue ?

  • Double check the WINS configuration on both servers (ipconfig /all) – Giovanni Tirloni Sep 27 '14 at 8:46
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Maybe the issue is that there are no logon servers available to service the logon request ;-)

Are your domain controllers up, and can both servers see them?

  • if i do \\domainname then i can access it. – spun11 Nov 29 '13 at 9:55
  • but if i do \\domainname-ipaddress then password prompts. – spun11 Nov 29 '13 at 9:56
  • You get a password prompt? I thought you said you get an error saying there are no logon servers available? What do you mean by \\domainname-ipaddress? Are you using the DNS name or the IP address? Please be clear in your explanation of the problem. – Chris McKeown Nov 29 '13 at 10:57
  • sorry for the unclear, let me start, no logon servers available error is coming when client1 (server 2003) tries to access client2 (server 2003) via \\client2-ipaddress. but client1 can access client2 by its hostname \\client2. From client1 and client2 it can access its domain controller (server 2008) via its hostname \\server but password prompts while accessing \\server-ipaddress (IP Address of domain controller). – spun11 Nov 29 '13 at 11:20
  • Are the machines joined to the domain? Have they lost their trust relationship? Check the security event logs for failure audits. – Chris McKeown Nov 29 '13 at 12:05
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Goto services.msc and start the "ComputerBrowser" service and All Network related services. it works for me.

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