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RAS install failure with Duplicate Name

By tslape ·
I am stumped on a RAS install on my NT4 server, using a 56K modem. Upon completing the RAS configuration and restarting the server, the event log is full of 7001 errors - workstation service can't start because a duplicate name exists on the network. I cant find a duplicate anything. The network wont start - no nothing in Network Neighborhood - and there is no RAS dial-up either. Please assist Thank you!

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by calves In reply to RAS install failure with ...

Well, I don't fully remember the reason why it does it (If I come accross it I email you), but, you have to delete the RAS server off the Server Manager list, and delete any entries (static or dinamic) off the WINS server.
Reboot and your server will join the network again.

Good Luck!

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by tslape In reply to RAS install failure with ...
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by DC1 In reply to RAS install failure with ...

Re-apply the service pack. Any time you install a network based service you should reapply the service pack.

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by tslape In reply to RAS install failure with ...
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by bseay In reply to RAS install failure with ...

This situation is due to a bug with the NT WINS server. The RAS service is actually considered a network interface as far as the serer isconcerned, thus making the RAS server multihomed. Make sure that the NIC has a static IP address and remove any static entries referring to the server from the WINS database. Also go ahead and initiate a scavenging command.

Service Pack the server and reboot. The problem should be gone.

Bill Seay
Advanced Micro Solutions

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by tslape In reply to RAS install failure with ...

Well, BSeay probably got closest, but still no RAS. I was able to start the workstation service manually, but when RAS is installed there is no LAN and the duplicate name error still appears in Event Log. Says the wrokstation service couldn't start. Removed static references to server in WINS, etc.

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RAS install failure with Duplicate Name

Duplicate Name error means that your workstation has to have a unique name, if you right click on Network Neighborhood and go to properties the Identification tab will show a name or blank in the slot, COMPUTER NAME. Each workstation has to have(just like in tcp/ip a unique address) a UNIQUE name (identifier). Check your server manager or network neighborhood for units that have the same name,number or a blank as the one you're trying to install.

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