OT: Workgroup not available. The network name cannot be found. on Windows 2000 Pro SP4

L Goodwin xrayv19 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 29 18:06:51 PDT 2007

I apologize for asking this question, but people who
know UNIX often know a lot about operating systems in

I have a client with a Windows 2000 Pro SP4 host. He
cycled power without shutting down Windows, and now
the Windows network (Network Neighborhood) is hosed.
When he tries to access Network Neighborhood (from
Windows Explorer), he get "Workgroup not available.
The network name cannot be found.".

This host can ping other hosts on LAN and has Internet
access, and other hosts on LAN see this host and can
access its shared resources (filesytem and printer),
AND connect to it via VPN (it is set up as a VPN

What is the "correct" procedure for recovering from
this mishap? TIA! :-)

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