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By rwalker ·
I have a NT 4.0 Server set up for RAS dial-in. The Remote site has a 3com LanModem (56K)that has a 4 port hub built in. The LanModem dials out and connects to the server and auth. with no problem. The first of three workstations will also auth. and run login scripts. The 2nd and 3rd machine will not. It does not matter in which order this is done. The first machine (randomly picked) will login after that nothing. If I force the 2nd and 3rd machine to run the login script then they are authenticated and can see the server. Connectivity is there as I can ping the server IP from any of the 3 workstations. And NET USE to map the server directory the login scripts are in. As long as I use the IP of the server and not the name. I have aslo addedthe server IP to LMhosts and hosts to no avail.

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by dheupel In reply to RAS Authentication Proble ...

Is this your only NT Server on the network? If so, is WINS installed on the server? If not, do you have a WINS server on your network? If so, are the client PCs set up to use the WINS server in their TCP/IP stack? If not, choose a server on yournetwork to become a WINS server, install it, and then set your clients up to look at the WINS server. Since the connectivity is there (as you said a NET USE command seems to work), it appears to be a name resolution problem, and WINS should take care of that for you.

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by rwalker In reply to RAS Authentication Proble ...

This is the only server on the network. It is infact a SBS 4.5 server which by default has WINS configured and running. And yes the workstations do have wins setup on them. Thanks for the help. Hopefully someone has ran into this problem before.

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by zchris In reply to RAS Authentication Proble ...

do you use dns-server? if yes you could use it as your name-resolution. in the wins-section of the network-config you'll find "enable dns for windows resolution"

hope this helps

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by rwalker In reply to RAS Authentication Proble ...

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by maxwell edison In reply to RAS Authentication Proble ...

Re: MSKB Q160699

When Remote Access Service (RAS) uses Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
to obtain IP addresses for dial-in clients, only the IP address from the DHCP
lease is passed to the RAS client. Other options in the DHCP scope are not.

The RAS help file states:

Use DHCP to assign remote TCP/IP client addresses.

RAS servers can obtain IP addresses for remote clients from a dynamic host
configuration protocol (DHCP) server. DHCP servers provide static and dynamic IP
address allocation on a large network. You should select this option if a DHCP
server is available.

When the RAS server starts up with the option to "Use DHCP to assign remote
TCP/IP addresses", it makes several DHCP requests in advance and caches the DHCP
leases that it will need for dial-in clients.

Maxwell

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