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My server desappeared

By cuban_titanic ·
I have a Server (NT4) that was configured initialy using NetBEUI and TCP/IP. Now we have 100 Pcs using that server and we want to use TCP/IP as a main protocol. As soon as we uninstall NETBEUI the server desappear from the browsing list. The TCP/IP address is properly configured to the same net as all others pcs.
What can I do to get the server name back to the browsing List?

The trick:
HKLM\\system\currencontrolset\services\lanmanserver\parameters Hidden=0 does not work.

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by Frobo In reply to My server desappeared

Hi,

when your TCP/IP Protocol is correct configured then you had nothing to do as still to wait. Check that your Server is up and reachable via IP and that the ip-nameresolution is working. The Ms-Browsing mechanism is an very slow(and silly) mechanism.

Frobo

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by tschmuki In reply to My server desappeared

In case your running Windows 9x on the clients, make sure the workgroup name of this clients is the same as the domain name.

Can you ping the server by ip address and by NetBIOS name? ip adress ok - NetBIOS nok matter of name resolution check youWINS database

Does the server show up, when you do a "net view" for your domain (net.exe view /DOMAIN:yourdomain) from one of your clients? Then it's a matter of updating the master browsing list. Can take a couple of hours, unless you shut-down ALL systems and restart the server.


hope this point some directions

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by JLCampbell In reply to My server desappeared

I assume you either do not want to install WINS, or it's not running correctly.
Try adding the Server name and IP address to the LMHOSTS file on every single client (yes, all 100 of them). This will pre-map the IP to the NetBios name of the server. The clients will broadcast (and fail) for the server, them look at their respective LMHOSTS file and find it there, solving your problem.

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