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Can't see Backup Domain Controller

By jman_diaz ·
Hi Guys,
Has anyone seen the following behavior from a bdc?

I had a backup domain controller in one office which was being used to mirror our production DB. I transported it to a different location. Now i can't see it on network neighborhood. Ican ping to it fine and can connect to it via ip but not by name. I also get an error(network path cannot be found) when i try to sync it with the pdc. The strange thing is that i have another bcd at that office and if i try to re-sync it on it(server) it does. But once i go to our main office where the pdc is it doesn't The only PC's that see that server are where the server is located.

Here are some of things i have tried already

I changed the ip to match our the offices subnet.

i removed it from the domain and re-added back from server manager.

I added WINS

I de-installed the NIC's drivers and re-seated the NIC.

i check the connections they all seem fine.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appriciated

Thanks!

-jm

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by BeerMonster In reply to Can't see Backup Domain C ...

This sounds very much like a name resolution issue, as machines on the local subnet will connect via broadcast. go into WINS and confirm that there is an entry for the bdc. If not, as a test add a static address and see if that restores comms. If sothen check your wins settings on the BDC.

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by zerwasma In reply to Can't see Backup Domain C ...

1. Set up replication on the BDC. Make sure the REPL account can log on locally. Set up the replication in the server manager.

2. Add a line to LMHOST file. Servername #PRE #DOM DOMAINNAME

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