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SMB/CIFS configuration problem

Question asked by aelnattar on Jan 15, 2006
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2006 by jkei
I have a samba server acting as a PDC. My domain name is DOMAIN. I configured a Windows 2000 machine connected to DOMAIN using an account that has administrative rights. The Windows 2000 machine name is WIN_CLIENT.

I install and start Alfresco (enterprise edition) on WIN_CLIENT, and all seems fine.

I have a Windows XP machine called XP_CLIENT configured as part of DOMAIN as well and logged in with a different account (one that has PoweUser priviledges).

When everything is up and running I see the following in my Network Neighborhood under DOMAIN:

SambaPDC
XP_CLIENT
WIN_CLIENT
WIN_CLIENT_A

If I try to open \\WIN_CLIENT_A from XP_CLIENT I get the following error message:

\\WIN_CLIENT_A is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

You were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network. Go to System in Control Panel to change the computer name and try again.

When I try to ping WIN_CLIENT and WIN_CLIENT_A from XP_CLIENT I get the same IP address for both machines.

What am I doing wrong?

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