General discussion

Locked

network neighbourhood

By jaleel_mohammed ·
Hi,we are using winnt4.0 wks with sp6,i have problem in directory listing in my network neighbourhood,that is when i click on network neighbourhood none of computers are displayed but i can ping any computer and even find comp,some time only some computers are displayed in alpahabatical order(say till m or h),this happens in some computers in my network,my network setup is we have a PDC say A installed in one building and wins,dhcp,dns allrunning,we have BDC say B installed in local building which also has wins,dhcp,dns,and running, all workstation in local building have primary wins and dns configuration pointing to BDC and secondary pointing to PDC,since this is on different subnet PDC IP is 10.20 and BDC IP range is 10.152..can anybodyhelp me in this

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by martin_devlin In reply to network neighbourhood

This isn't WINS/DHCP related, it's that old devil the Browser Service.

See this Technet article: Q102878.

You basically want to nominate Mackup Browsers and set a registry key (\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters\MaintainServerList) on the machines you want to be master browsers and disable it on others- either that or make sure NetBios broadcasts can travel between your two LANs.

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by jaleel_mohammed In reply to network neighbourhood

i have already tried this.

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by paulclemente In reply to network neighbourhood

Are you able to resolve a machine name across your Subnets [ie ping -a machine name]?

If you are unable I would talk to you router group and see if they have shutdown the Netbios routing.

On another note, You have to designate a master browser which will house the database information.

From Microsoft Technet:

The Computer Browser service lets you track servers that are active on the network with a minimum of network overhead. It consists of two components on a Windows NT or WindowsNT Advanced Server computer.

The User Mode component is the Browser, which is part of the LAN Manager Server service. This portion is responsible for maintaining the browse list, remoting the NetServerEnum API, and managing the computer's role as a Browser (or non-Browser).

The Kernel Mode component is the Datagram Receiver and is in charge of receiving and managing datagrams.
----------------------------------

In short there are services that run on the PC side which must be running. [ Computer Browser component] Make sure that they are installed.

I have at5tach a URL from Microsoft which I hope will Help.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q102/8/78.ASP

Good Luck.

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by jaleel_mohammed In reply to network neighbourhood

the link does not exist,

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by Matt_Jones In reply to network neighbourhood

I have encountered a similar problem. You will also find that you cannot share files from the affected PC, despite File and Print sharing being enabled, as the PC is ?Unable to access the list of users at this time?

The steps to resolve this are as follows:

1.Network Neighborhood
Properties
Client for Microsoft Networks
Remove Tick from box marked ?Log on to Windows NT Domain?
OK

2.File and print sharing for Microsoft Networks?
Click ?Remove?

3.Select Access Control Tab
Select ?Share-level access control?
OK
Yes to Re-start PC
Cancel when prompted for a logon password

4.Network Neighborhood
Properties
Client for Microsoft Networks
Tick to box marked ?Log on to Windows NT Domain?
OK
OK
Yes to Re-start PC

5.Network Neighborhood
Properties
Select Access Control Tab
Select ?User-level access control?, specifying the correct domain.
OK
Yes to Re-start PC

Now you should be able to successfully view the PC in your domain.

The key to this fix is Re-booting the PC between each step in the process. If you perform steps 4-5 in one go, and then re-boot, the fix will not work.

It takes a while, but it does work

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by jaleel_mohammed In reply to network neighbourhood

iam able to find computer using find,and also share or map drives,but in network neighbour hood icon none of my pc are displayed.

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by jaleel_mohammed In reply to network neighbourhood

i am yet to get solution,and can anybody help in getting some tool to check master browser in my network,or to find out any other server calling itself as master browser.

Collapse -

network neighbourhood

by jaleel_mohammed In reply to network neighbourhood

This question was closed by the author

Back to Windows Forum
8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums