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DNS / WINS Problem

By timothy.sharpe ·
I have a Windows 2000 AD mixed mode network. Our home office has Windows 2000 DC running DNS and my 5 regional offices are running Windows NT BDCs with WINS. The PCs in all offices, including the home office, get both WINS and DNS as well as IP from a DHCP server. Everything has been working fine for about 8 months and then as of yesterday I can no longer browse my regional office's PCs or Servers from Network Neighborhood. I can ping them and if I run 'ping -a <ip address>' it resolves the name. I cannot see the same PCs or servers in network neighborhood but I was able to a few days ago. Also if I go to Start / Run and type in \\<pc name> it fails. I checked the event logs on my DC and there are no errors related to DNS or WINS, actually no errors at all. Any ideas.

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by d.walker5 In reply to DNS / WINS Problem

from the command line type net start browser. If this doesn't solve check the lmhost file for an entry specifying the Master Browser. Hope this helps.

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by sysnetmgr In reply to DNS / WINS Problem

We had a similar problem a while ago. After Re-booting the PDC's we found one of the servers re-dundant network card was enabled with an IP range outside our network IP. After disabling the network card and a re-boot all was well. Double check you can ping your servers. Try assigning a fixed ip address and fixed DNS WINS etc and see if you can see the network.

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