I have a workgroup setup of about 15 computers running Windows 2000 Pro, they are connected to a Netgear 10/100 switch which in turn is connected to a D-Link 504 (or similar) router. There is a Windows 2003 Server machine on the same network.
We have set it up such that all computer's "My Documents" point to the 2k3 Server, and is stored in a folder on that machine. One machine was having a hardware problem and had to be replaced. I replaced the machine with another one running W2k and set it up the same way as the old one. I copied over the older machine's IP & hostname so everything would be the same. The problem I am having now is that I can't ping any machine on the local network by hostname (NetBIOS). I CAN, however, ping by IP address. The first thing I checked was the DNS info, which was fine... and I can ping external sites like google, yahoo, etc, just fine. Also - I don't see any computer in "My Network Places" ( I am 200% positive they're all on the same network).
So far I have: checked DNS and tried to use \\IP to get to the server, but no luck. The services on that machine look fine also - I even tried turning on (almost) all of them, in case there was some service missing, but it made no difference.
I am stumped. Any suggestions?
Thanks for reading.