I am able to access client systems from within themselves. For instance, I am able to access system1 from system2. The only exception is the Windows XP Professional system cannot be accessed from the Windows ME system in one case. Can you guide me as to where the error might be?
The best I can do is get you started isolating the problem. The first thing you want to figure out is if it is a connectivity or a name resolution problem.
Can you ping the IP address of the other systems from the server? Can the clients ping the server's IP address? For example, does "ping xxx.xxx.xx.x" succeed from a client? If it's successful, then you probably have a name resolution problem. Check the Computer Browser Service, the WINS settings and the DNS settings.
If you can't ping by the IP address, you have a connectivity problem. Check the IP address, subnet mask and gateway settings of the server.
This was first published in February 2003