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By matt_falenski ·
I have a new BDC that does not show up on any browse lists on itself, nor on any other server or workstation. Its the 2nd BDC in the domain. I can access it via its netbios name \\server2 and all shares show up.
I can ping ip, and netbios name.
TCP/IP is the only protocol.

It does show up in server manager, and I am able to see users, shares, in use, etc.
however it is greyed out (its not "lit up" like the PDC and other BDC) and the type is "Windows NT Backup" not "Windows NT 4.0 Backup" like the other BDC.

Its a Proliant 3000 with NT 4.0 w/SP6
on a Marconi ES-1000 10/100 switch at 100/full.Its been online for 3 days.

I can see its entry in the WINS server, and can do everything domain related on it, just unable to see it on any browse lists. I've removed protocols and NIC, and reinstalled with no luck. I've made no other changes. HELP!!!

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by Tulsa In reply to BDC not on browse lists

If the other BDC is recognized, you may want to be sure this one is configured in the same manner. (i.e. protocols, etc.)

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists
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by williamj In reply to BDC not on browse lists

You said that TCP/IP is it's only protocol...
You need to have NetBEUI bound to the BDC's NIC or it will not show up in the Network Neighborhood.

Good Luck...

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists
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by calves In reply to BDC not on browse lists

I know it's a dummy question to ask, but did you syncronize the domain, yet?

Another thing to try, is to delete any static entries for this server in WINS remove it from Server Manager and reboot the server.
This particular technique is called "Shooting in the dark"!
That's a tough one!

Good luck!

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists
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by jackorama In reply to BDC not on browse lists

make sure NetBios Interface service is installed.

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists
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by aekland In reply to BDC not on browse lists

You do not need netbui for browsing.
The information in server manager is gathered from the browse list when the "show domain members only" and therefore the bdc is greyed out because the browse list does not know about it.
Browse list are replicated over time and whenever a server is rebooted it may have to replicate again but this one has been up so it is not the issue.
I would suggest checking the event log of the dc's to check for any browse issues. Another option if the hardware is close and there is nothing new on this bdc is to clone the existing BDC and change the name. It may be quicker than troubleshooting this problem.

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