I have a small business network, where there is a centralized imaging machine. This machine then has a shared folder with all the stored images. Originally the imaging machine was an XP, and the shared folder was easily accessed by all. However, we recently had to upgrade that machine to a new one with Win7 installed. The same shared folder is no longer accessible from the XP machines. I'm also assuming that the local firewall isn't causing issue since previously the connection was fine.
The Exact error that I get:
"Network Path not accessible"
Steps that I've taken:
- Turned off firewall on both computers
- Made sure that 'everone' and specific user connecting has full permission
- I can run net view command from command prompt and see the imaging machine
- I CANNOT ping the 'imaging.domain.localhost' successfully from the XP
- I CAN ping the specific ip address of the imaging machine (win7) from the XP
- I CANNOT access the shared folder from another Win7 machine
- I CAN connect via ip address: \192.168.1.1
Note: this is joined to a domain
Although the static ip address and NAT routing table appears to solve the situation, whenever I use the host name (\imaging) vs ip address (\192.168.1.1) the ip address resolves immediately while the 'imaging' takes roughly 30 seconds to 1 min.