Have you enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP? Or post the result of ipconfig /all
here may help.
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
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"TimBo" <TimBo@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Vista Home Edition 32 bit SP1 Laptop, Windows XP SP2 or 3, Home Media
> I have had home media server running for several months, with three XP
> clients, and this has been working fine. These systems are all in the same
> workgroup, and on the same hub, and in the same subnet.
> I tried to add the Home Server Console application to a new Vista Laptop
> found the following problem.
> The software install fails saying the server didn't respond. Basic ping
> fails as did http://<myServerName>
> The server name was resolving to that of an external web site (that sold
> server products). I could see the server in the networks map window on
> I could share the disks on it, so this was a surprise. The UNC name was
> returned in an NBTSTAT command.
> To work around this I added an entry to the lmhost file. I also noted that
> the network interface did not show the DNS suffix of my ISP, yet my XP
> clients did. So I added this manually.
> After this, name resolution worked OK and the software install worked
> Is there something different about the way Vista Home Edition resolves
> names? I was very surprised to see it resolve the name MyServer to a FQDN
> that was only similar not even the same.
> I disabled Norton Internet Security Centre to eliminate any odd behaviour
> there, but made no difference.
> If this problem is a new one, my work around may save someone hours of
> Tim Banks