I just purchased our first Windows 7 OS to try out for a workstation. (64 bit version)
We have a small network running on Windows 2003 server, and all the other (8) PCs are running XT.
Very simple network, connected through a Netgear hub and internet through a router which also serves as the DHCP.
I installed the new workstation and it surfs the web, and on a network view in the control panel it sees the router but NOT THE SERVER!!!!!
I tried over and over an over again to change the PC from "Workgroup" to a DOMAIN and it keeps telling me Network Path Not Found.
I can PING the server no problem, I can browse the internet, but I cannot contact the Domain nor see the server!
Also....though I can ping the Win 7 PC from any of the other XT machines...I cannot ping the XT machines from the Windows 7 PC.
I can however PING the SERVER from the Window 7 machine!!!
I checked the address and it has the correct default gateway, subnet, and IP address is same range.
Have turned off the Firewall and still the same results.
I'm going crazy...tried the wizard, tried different combinations of names, nothing works.
The weird thing is that yesterday, even when it was still a "Workgroup" and I could not change it to a "Domain" all of a SUDDEN using EXPLORE I could see the server, and was even able to MAP a drive and copy all the files I needed back on this PC.
BUT TODAY the SERVER IS NO LONGER SEEN and the Mapping will not work!
Please someone help before I lose all my hair!