All Workgroups have become invisible on Win2k SBS Domain Network

By buzz339
Jun 18, 2011
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  1. I have a Dell Windows 2000 Small Business Server (WIN2k SBS) that has been running smoothly for nearly 10 years. I also have a NAS device that is on the network and is set up as workgroup device.

    Up until last week, I could browse under My Network Places-Entire Network-Microsoft Windows Network, and it would list both my Domain Controller network and also the workgroup. Now it only shows my Domain Controller network. HOWEVER - if I do a manual search on My Network Places for the workgroup, it finds it and I can access it and all of its resources. The workgroup name then appears in the tree, but if I click on the workgroup name, I get "Workgroup is not accessible. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available". Thus it seems that the workgroups are fully functional, just invisible.

    I have done the following PRIOR to having this problem:
    Installed Microsoft iSCSI Initiator on the Server, then uninstalled it (couldn't get it to work right)

    New IPSEC errors have since appeared in Event Viewer, on server bootup -
    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: IPSEC
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 4281
    Date: 5/29/2011
    Time: 3:59:59 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: SERVER1
    Unable to allocate required resources. Initialization failed.
    0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 54 00 ......T.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 b9 10 00 c0 ....¹..À
    0010: 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Service Control Manager
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 7026
    Date: 5/29/2011
    Time: 4:03:29 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: SERVER1
    The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:

    However, according to Services, IPSEC is actually running.

    It appears the errors occurred after I uninstalled the iSCSI Initiator, based on the System event log.

    I checked a multitude of settings on the server (see Everything appears to be correct. The Server is the master browser, all the required services are running, INCLUDING IPSEC, etc.

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