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My Windows 2003 Server Machine has vanished from the network and it is the Domain Controller and so my new machines cannot be added to my network.

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  • desertfox439 Jul 21, 2008

    I tried pinging it from one of the machines still on the network and did not get a response. i tried switching the cables of the server and that didn't work. I tried going on the net directly from the server and could not and yet the computers still on the network have access to the net.

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Check it out the network or lan settings of your network.
try to ping the server 2003 machine with other computers .

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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