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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 guy In reply to BDC not on browse lists

I expect it has been prevented from appearing in the browse list. Try this command from the Command Prompt: Net Config server /?
See if it says Hidden:YES, if it does then issue this command: Net Config server /hidden:NO it will cost a reboot, butshould then appear in the Browse list. There is a way through the registry but I prefer using the command prompt.

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists

Was set to "no", but I forgot about this
Thanks.

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by simon.wellborne In reply to BDC not on browse lists

Check this setting in the registry

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
Name: Hidden
Data Type: DWORD
Value: 0 = disable 1=Enable

This should fix what you require. The BDC will require areboot after the change.

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

If you have WINS installed on both servers - PDC and BDC, you need to enter TCP address of WINS server installed on PDC. I have the same problem, and when I changed the address of WINS server my BDC became visible on browse list

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists

Thanks for the info.

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by ustutz In reply to BDC not on browse lists

1. If you have workgroups chuck them. All servers and workstations need to be in the domain only. (On NT, network, identification, "Domain", not "Workgroup" - on Windows 95/98 set "Workgroup" to the domain name).

2. Best to make your PDC alsoyour primary WINS server. On WINS servers set "primary" and "secondary" WINS address to the address of the server itself. On all others make sure you have both a primary and a secondary IP address filled in.

3. On the above, verify that the settings are correct on your 'problem' BDC and reboot.

Don't sweat the BDC not being "lit up" in server manager if you can fully administer it. But having it on the browselist is a "nice to have" for your users.

Look in Event Log - System for any 'Browser' entries, forcing reelection or inability to refresh the browselist from 'server x' on 'transport y'.

On all Windows95/98 mchines, in network properties, file and print sharing, disable browsing (Keeps PCs from trying to playbrowse master).

If you feel

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists

Still wont show up, but thanks for the info.

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by cloud999999 In reply to BDC not on browse lists

browser is horibble just deal with it. if you know its there whats the difference

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by matt_falenski In reply to BDC not on browse lists

I know its there, users don't.

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