OT: Workgroup not available. The network name cannot be
found. on Windows 2000 Pro SP4
derek at computinginnovations.com
Thu Aug 30 06:39:20 PDT 2007
At 07:40 PM 8/29/2007, L Goodwin wrote:
>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! :-)
You need to unjoin the domain or workgroup, reboot. Then rejoin the domain
or workgroup and reboot yet again.
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