Win XP PC failing to connect to Win Server 2003

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james73

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Last week I installed Win Server 2003 in our small office network,
which is a mixture of Win98SE and WinXP PC's. All seemed to be
ok.

This morning, one of the XP PC's failed to connect to the Server
after being switched on, even though nothing has been changed
on it. The only way I could get it to re-connect to the server was
to manually assign an IP address for that PC (I had let all the
XP PC's obtain an IP address automatically last week), but
even though it now connects to the server, it wont connect to the
internet (a modem through the server). Anyone any clues to offer?

TIA


James H
 
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Try removing and re-installing the TCP/IP protocal and then set it back to setting the IP automatically. Also make sure the DHCP is on.
 
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PS if you have to specify things manually. Make sure you add the gateway as the IP address of your server computer which should be in the Gateway tab.
 

james73

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Even when I'm logged in as Administrator, the option to uninstall
the TCP/IP protocol is greyed out.

Maybe a fresh install of Win XP might cure it?



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james73

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I tried your suggestions Robert, but it hasnt worked. :(

I've just cured a similar problem on one of the older Win98SE
PC's, which wasnt connecting to the net. Solved it easy - just
put in the Server's IP address into the DNS fields.

I thought WinXP was supposed to be easier to use? :rolleyes:



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If you can't modify things while in adminstrator mode, it sounds like there's is something majorily wrong with your operating system. If you can spare it, a re-install of XP should do the job as it usually fixes alot of problems.
 

james73

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The only thing I can think of is that I installed Win XP on that
particluar PC *before* I installed Win Server 2003, but then
again, all the other Win XP PC's were also set-up and working
before I intalled the server.

We had been using Win XP as a server before, but we need more
than 10 PC's/users so it had to go.



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james73

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Bah. Now another one of the Win XP PC's has gone and done the
same thing. That's 2 (and counting...) that have stopped connecting
to the network. And that's 2 clean installations of XP (or maybe I
should use those Win 2000 discs we have lying around?) to do
tommorrow...

:mad:



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james73

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DHCP wasnt running on the server. It is now and the XP PC's now get
their IP address assigned automatically by the server. I also got them
back on the internet by manually inputting the default gateway setting.

Our Win 98 PC's are all manually assigned IP addresses. Is there any
way to have them automatically assigned, or am I better to leave
well alone (they aint broke, dont fix 'em...)?



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