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Windows 7: Problems Connecting to Win2000/2003 Servers

18 Jun 2011   #1

Win7 64-bit Home Premium
Problems Connecting to Win2000/2003 Servers

This problem suddenly appeared and after I had successfully managed to connect to the servers. I recently purchased this Dell XPS 8300 with Win7 64-bit Home Premium and am trying to connect to a Win2000 and a Win2003 server. I can connect to other Win7 machines on this network without incident.

I can see the servers in my network, but when I attempt to login, after the first login attempt I get the box showing MININT-9MI7DN\Admini... MININT-9MI7DN was the name of this computer before I renamed it. I then try to login using the "Use Different Account" option and I put in (server name)\(userid) and password, but then I get the second image attached to this post. I've also tried \(server name)\(userid) but with no greater success.

Also, on the computer that is having problems, the system tray icon for the network shows the "X" but when I put the mouse over it, it shows Internet Access. And I do have Internet access on this machine since I am posting this message from the problem machine. I don't know if this system tray icon issue is related but, thought I would mention it.

I have ensured that all computers are in the same workgroup.
I have turned off IPv6 on the machine having issues.
I have made sure that NetBIOS help for IPv4 is enabled.
I have tested logging into these accounts on these servers from other Win7 64-bit machines, and have been able to do so without a problem.

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18 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't work with active directory. You can use shared printers and shared files, but you can't connect to the domain.
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18 Jun 2011   #3

Win7 64-bit Home Premium

Not using active directory or domain. Using a workgroup which all of my other Win7 64-bit home premium machines can talk to without any difficulty.
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18 Jun 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Make sure your Anti-virus and/or firewall aren't blocking you from connecting.
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18 Jun 2011   #5

Win7 64-bit Home Premium

Already uninstalled both. Sorry for not mentioning that.
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