I set up a share in Windows Server 2008, giving full rights to my domain account.
The share was perfectly accessible for about a week, then today I could no longer access it from my Windows XP machine. I tried:
- Flushing my dns and navigating to //machinename/sharename - resulted in not accessible msg
- Navigating to //machine ip address/sharename - resulted in not accessible msg
- Pinging machine IP address - successful
- Pinging machine name - successful
Shortly thereafter, I tried to access the share via a Windows 7 machine, and it worked perfectly! Please note, I was logged into the WinXP and Win7 machine with the same domain account.
So, my question is what could cause a a Windows Server 2008 box to successfully share with Win7 and not WinXP?
I know that Microsoft re-wrote the network stack after WinXP, so I thought maybe WinXP calls into these shares differently than Win7. Maybe just that service (or whatever) providing legacy access for WinXP crashed?
A reboot fixed the problem for WinXP, but I'd really like to avoid this if possible.
Update I still have not found a real resolution to this issue. For now rebooting is my only fix. Fortunately, I haven't run into this in a couple weeks.