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Browsing not working with win2k server

By mderome ·
I'm having the following browsing problems with an Win 2K member server in a NT 4 domain.

When using tcp/ip, you can't see in network neighborhood the win 2k box. And on the win 2k box you browse My Network Places and you only see the win 2k box. None of the 25 boxes in the network appear (Mostly WIN NT4 workstation systems.

The environment of the domain is the following.

1 PDC winnt 4 Static IP address 192.168.100.x address,255.255.255.0 subnet.Also is the primary wins server and dns server.

1 BDC Winnt 4 Static IP address 192.168.100.x address,255.255.255.0 subnet. Secondary Wins sever.

1 WINNT 4 server acting as firewall and gateway. Static IP address 192.168.100.x address,255.255.255.0 subnet for the card on the internal network.

1 WINNT 4 member server Static IP address 192.168.100.x
address,255.255.255.0 subnet

1 WIN 2000 K server member of Domain with Static IP address in subnet 255.255.255.0 . DNS pointing to PDC.

Added in the WINS server all static addresses.

Ping works fine, Name resolution works correctly.

The only way I'M able to see the win 2k server in network neighborhood is to ad NETBEUI protocol on all machines. Did I overlook something?

I tried everything but to no avail. Un-installed the protocols and re- installed them. Installed SP1 on wn 2k machines. Tried enabling netbios over tcp/ip, disable netbios over tcp/ip.

Is there a compatibility issue here between the wint 4 machines and the win 2k machine?If anybody could help it would be greatly appreciated.

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by Steve W In reply to Browsing not working with ...

Sounds as though you are having a WINS resolution problem. I would start with the WIN2K server and make sure that the wins set up in TCPIP has your WINS servers added. Also be sure to check the enable NetBios over TCPIP.

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by pherr In reply to Browsing not working with ...

The first thing I would try is to remove the win2k server from the domain on the PDC. than rejoin the domain. check your IP's to make sure that the subnets are indeed correct. Also make sure that the win2k server is in the stand alone mode and has not been promoted. there is no compatiblity issue that I know of I have a simalair situation at my firm only I don't have the same problem. You may want to try to add the pdc and bdc into a lmhost file and see if that helps.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Browsing not working with ...

I wonder why you added static entries to the WINS server? This is not a good idea, especially since this is done automatically and there are several entries a WINS server has for DCs. (Domain Controllers). I would remove any static WINS entries unless you have dual-homed systems.

Is WIN2K server pointing to WINS server and is it resolving with the WINS server automatically? If you are able to PING netbios_name, then there really isn't a problem. Network neighborhood has always been a poor tool to use, and I never have need for it, simply because it's too buggy. But if you can PING the server by name, then there is not a resolution problem, only a listing problem. Add it manually into net. neigh. if you need to.

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