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PC's Fail to connect.

By leonardd ·
I am having trouble with my Win9x pc's connecting to the NT 40 Server. I can ping the server, Ican connect using remote control (VNC, I can connect to the server from another NT server. But the Win9X pc's get "cannot find Domain Controller. There are no error messages in EventViewer, CPU utilization is at less than 20% on average, the server can connect to other servers as well. I have checked for viruses using two different scanners. RPC seems to work, as the server can print.

Any ideas what could be causing this symptom?

Dave L.

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by olisao55 In reply to PC's Fail to connect.

You have TCP/IP installed, this may be a stupid question, but maybe WINS is not installed on your DC. Utilize the lmhosts file and enable lmhosts lookup on your pc's. This may help. Pardon me for not knowing your skill level, but check your subnet mask, and make sure that you have netbios over tcpip checked.

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by leonardd In reply to PC's Fail to connect.

WINS and DNS are running on a separate server, DOFS01 knows about both of them. Things were working fine until a few weeks ago. Then strange "File permission" problems started cropping up. Users one minute will open a file, make a change, try to save it back to the Servers drive and get a message saying they do not have rights to save the file. Sometimes it would let them save it to the local hard drive, other times it locks up thier pc. Then this morning,no one could login and/or map thier drives.

Sorry had to try some other things.
Seems you were on track, WINS lost all static mappings??? I put them back, but why wouldn't WINS have found the Servers on its own?

OK they can now login and things seem to be working as before. Iam still concerned about the File Permissions bug?

Thanks for your help!!!
I'll close this after your reply.
Dave L.

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by leonardd In reply to PC's Fail to connect.

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