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    Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

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    by mdow ·

    We have a Windows 2000 server that has multiple DNS entries associated with it. Any Windows 2000 or XP desktop can find the server by entering the dns name(s). If you attempt the same process on a Windows NT desktop it searches and comes back with a”Network Name Cannot Be Found” error for any of the DNS names.

    Any ideas why ?

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    • #3541499

      Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      by jlmarmier ·

      In reply to Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      You have to use the full dns desciption under NT that means

      machine_name.domain_name.extension_domain

      Example :

      if you want to connect to the server : “server1.mydomain.com” (full DNS) to the share “myshare”

      you must write :

      NET USEZ: \\SERVER1.MYDOMAIN.COM\MYSHARE

      that short way will not do the job (NET USE Z: \\SERVER1\MYSHARE)…

      NT cannot use the “short” DNS description… for that you have to use the WINS.

      • #3541915

        Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

        by mdow ·

        In reply to Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

        We do use the full DNS name (\\server.domain.us\share) but we cannot connect via the DNS name. If we use \\IP\share we can connect everytime.

        Ant other ideas ?

    • #3541916

      Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      by mdow ·

      In reply to Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      We do use the full DNS name (\\server.domain.us\share) but we cannot connect via the DNS name. If we use \\IP\share we can connect everytime.

      Ant other ideas ?

    • #3541268

      Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      by jlmarmier ·

      In reply to Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      I mean you’ve got serious problem with :
      1) your DNS description – server
      2) your configuration DNS on your PC
      3) a possible problem of routing

    • #3395848

      Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      by calle lindström ·

      In reply to Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      Try installing Netbeui (netbios). Have you wins?
      Chek your DNS server forwarded zones, are workstations there, are ip:s ok. Do you use dynamic updates? Check event logs.

      • #3396572

        Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

        by mdow ·

        In reply to Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

        This problem only exists on Windows NT machines. Windows 2000 and XP can access shares via DNS naming. There has to be something different in the way that NT handles NetBios but I can’t seem to find it.

    • #3458016

      Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      by bpntn ·

      In reply to Multiple DNS Entries and Windows NT

      Why don’t you just use wins?

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