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Browsing Problem over WAN Link(nt4.0)

By leonard.cayman ·
I cannot view the Master Browser(PDC) from a remote location BDC over a WAN link. It cannot locate the PDC, although logs in to the Domain. Our BDC cannot see the PDC through NN or Server Manager, I get unable to locate the Master Browser or PDC. Weonly have one domain and the BDC is in a remote location connecting over a WAN. I can find other PC's and ping across the WAN.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Browsing Problem over WAN ...

Add the domain entry in the LMHOSTS file of the BDC, using the syntax Microsoft recommends at it's technet website, or use WINS, or force-forward UDP ports 137 & 138 on the WAN router, both sides.

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by leonard.cayman In reply to Browsing Problem over WAN ...

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by NetTek In reply to Browsing Problem over WAN ...

NT's default name resolution sequence is as follows:
1. HOST file (contains DNS name and corresponding IP address)
2. DNS server
3. LMHOSTs (contains computer name and corresponding IP address)
4. WINS server
5. NetBIOS broadcasts.

If 1 thru4 are not set up, you are left with NetBIOS broadcasts. Routers do not forward NetBIOS broadcasts, as a result you cannot see PCs on the other side of the WAN.

Your best bet is to install the WINS servers service on one of the DC's and point allPCs on your network to it. Else you will have to manually add an LMHOSTS file.

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by leonard.cayman In reply to Browsing Problem over WAN ...

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