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By jhicks ·
I am at a customers site who wanted their free upgrade from NT4 WS to Win 2K Pro put on their workststions. This is a brand new network from the ground up. They also had a Lotus Notes server installed. When we try to add Notes clients to these Win2K machines they can't find the Notes server. If we install Notes to a 9x Machine it finds the server no problem. We are running DNS on the network and all the machines are set up to look at the DNS server. One thing I noticed about Win 2K is that the DNS settings differ a little from the 9x machines. I think the problem might be adding the domain to the DNS settings. In 9x theats all you have to do is put in the domain name on the DNS settings page: ie,...
Host: host Domain: domain.com. I can't find where to plug this info into Win 2K. Ican ping the server and see it in the Network Places. I can even ping using some of the DNS names, although some of the DNS names don't always work. Can anyone help me out? If you could be alittle detailed that would be great. I am just starting to get the gist of things with Win 2K. Thanks ahead of time.

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by DoubleDown In reply to Windows 2K Professional

You can set the DNS information on a Win2K machine by right clicking My Computer, and Properties. Click the Network Identification tab, then click the Properties button. Click the More button. You'll see a box titled Primary DNS suffix for this computer.

You can also set a "connection-specific" DNS config by editing the TCP/IP properties of each NIC you have. Right click My Network Places, choose Properties. Right click one of the Local Area Connections, choose Properties. Highlight TCP/IP and click the Properties button. Click the Advanced button, and then the DNS tab. At the bottom is DNS Suffix for this connection.

Hope this helps!

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by Buzzwang In reply to Windows 2K Professional

Domain names and such can be acessed by right-clicking My Computer, slect the Network ID tab.

I have found that specifying an internet domain name or DNS name (aka xyz.com) in the dns settings can result in a disappearance of network connectivity. When you go to ping a machine named DS1 with the name set, it will actually try to ping DS1.xyz.com

Pull the name unless it is absolutely required, maybe setup WINS on one of the servers to resolve IP's to names and you shouldn't have such an issue finding other computers on the network anymore.

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by shannonsnowden In reply to Windows 2K Professional

Assuming that the Notes server is NT 4.0, this most likely is a NetBios issue. Make sure that you have the Windows 2000 Pro machine pointing to a WINS server. You could also create an LMHOSTS file preloading the server and Domain.

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