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Can't see DOMAIN

By trainer4063 ·
Have a Domain. Have 5 separate LANs, each with their own IPs. Domain Controller is Windows Server 2000. LAN1 is 10.0.10.0 255.255.255.0, LAN2 is 10.0.20.0 255.255.255.0, Lan 3 is 10.0.30.0 255.255.255.0, etc. Domain Controller is in LAN2. Having problem with WINDOWS98 machines in LAN1, LAN3, LAN4, and LAN5. Get message "No Damain Server was available to validate your password......." No problems with the same client machines when they are on LAN2. No WINS, is all DNS. HELPPPPPPP

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by BFilmFan In reply to Can't see DOMAIN

WINS will need to be running on the domain controller for the Win 98 clients to connect.

Then you will need the DSClient to allow those Windows 98 clients to connect with Active Directory. DSClient is still available at http://www.4help.vt.edu/lm/downloads/Dsclient.exe.

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by trainer4063 In reply to

Have not worked with WINS before. Is there anything special I will have to do once it is running on the 2000 Server in order for the 98 machines on different subnets to see the server. Already ran and installed the Dscleient.exe previously. I can't ping or see any part of the network.

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by Craig321 In reply to Can't see DOMAIN

take a look at this article
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/j_helmig/w2ksvw9x.htm

let me know if it helps cgesicki@yahoo.com

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by trainer4063 In reply to

Already did all that this suggested. Seems I can't get the 98 machines to see outside of there own subnet, which means they can't see the DNS server.

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by gary.cole In reply to Can't see DOMAIN

Hi...just some thoughts...

What network protocols are you running on the 98 machines? Remember, NetBios is not routable across subnets so you should be using TCP/IP.

If you are using TCP/IP, where do the clients get their IP address from? Are they static or are you using DHCP? If DCHP, where in you network is the DHCP server? If not using DHCP, check your defualt gateway on your TCP/IP settings...run command prompt on local machine and do "ipconfig /all" to determinbe current settings.

I know this is probably all old hat...but was worth asking.

Good luck!!!! Let us know how you get on.

Gary

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by trainer4063 In reply to

NO NETBIOS, STATIC IP,

I can see the network now (gateway had transposed digits, as I have to rely on someone else to type - remote location - I had someone else double check everything) but I can't use names. Need to use names as all of our startup profiles use named shares. I saw something about a LMHOSTS file somewhere once in relation to Win98. Would that have something to do with this issue.

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by gary.cole In reply to Can't see DOMAIN

Hi again

So with the default gateway corrected, you can now ping the server's IP address? If so, then yes, adding an entry to the LMHOSTS file will solve your problem...as would a WINS server.

Do you need the syntax for the LMHOSTS entry? If so, post your server's netbios name and IP address and I will repost the exact entry for you. You can then just copy the LMHOSTS file to each of the 98 machines.

Gary

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by trainer4063 In reply to

DNS server name is "CorpCentral" IP is 10.0.20.249

Also need path to where it should be stored.

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by BFilmFan In reply to Can't see DOMAIN

Since you live in Washington state, I'd suggest you hire someone that is compotent in Microsoft software.

And congragulations on your winning the Worm of the Week Award!

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=189547&start=0

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by trainer4063 In reply to

If someone has done something wrong, rather than being sarcastic, maybe send a private message or post in the thread how to do what you feel is the best behavior. Sometimes someone just didn't know that what they were doing was wrong.

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