Can't connect to server?!

  tonyB1983 12:11 05 Oct 2011


Been using remote access to my server earlier from a client machine fine earlier. After rebooting it to install updates I can no longer access the server files or remote access it. I can see the server listed on the network, but can't access it. When using the server directly however, I can see my client machines fine, so no problems with connectivity that end. Am using a static IP address for the server, so it's not an issue with IP. when running Windows 7 diagnostics it returns saying "It is available but is not responding to connection attempts. A firewall or network security policy on the remote computer might be blocking the connection on port "file and print sharing resource"". But I haven't touched any firewall settings!

I really don't get it! It worked fine earlier, I really hope it's not some update from Microsoft that has caused this. I've not touched anything to do with remote access. I've been fiddling with a GPO for Windows update, but that's all - nothing to do with remote access.

Server is Windows Server 2008 R2, client is Windows 7 Pro (though I've tried using other XP clients and getting the same problem being unable to access the server).


  Graphicool1 12:57 05 Oct 2011

System Restore

  tonyB1983 13:48 05 Oct 2011

Restarted the computer once again and disabled / re-enabled the ethernet adaptor fixed it. Really annoyed that I've spent half my morning trying to fix this! Oh well.

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