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WINS Nightmare!!!

By treid ·
I am getting ready to impliment WINS im my network. I currently have a lab set up with 5 computers to test WINS. Each computer is in it's own subnet. I have each station set to point to the WINS server. I can get to any computer in the network by using the unc name in the RUN box and I can use IP also. What isn't working is Network Neighborhood, also if I get it to working is there away to restrict what shows up. I only want the computers in each department to see each other in network neighborhood not the every computer on the network. Please Help.

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by ctpalmer In reply to WINS Nightmare!!!

The only computers that show up in network neighborhood are the computers that have file and print sharing enabled. If you want the different subnets to only see their respective computers you need to use the scope id field on the wins tab. Computers that have the same scope id can see each other and no one else. Good luck.

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by azizhakim In reply to WINS Nightmare!!!

In each subnet install wins server & point clients to the wins server in that subnet.That will resolve name in its own subnet.You should be able to browse your subnet network after authentication.Without replication & route to
other subnets each subnet is its own entity &
will not find other networks.Hope it helps

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by Gel In reply to WINS Nightmare!!!

What you need to do is to group them via a WorkGroup. Go to Network Setting and Look for Workgroup .

Example group should be.

Dept#1
Dept#2
Dept#3

and you can see that your users default will be on there assign workgroup.

Thanks and hope this helps.

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by mebudman In reply to WINS Nightmare!!!

You need to have a browse master per subnet. The easiest way to have a browse master per subnet is to set up BDCs per subnet.

Here is some information about browse lists I answered another browser/WINS question with.

Just some information about browse lists. A browse master on a given subnet broadcasts a request for all computer to respond with domain/workgroup and computer name, it collects that information and waits for the domain master browser to request its (the subnet browse master) browse list. The domain master browser then collects all browse lists for all browse masters that it knows about collates the lists and then rebroadcasts the list down to the browse masters. Having a BDC on a subnet without a PDC will insure that the BDC (default configuration, no registry "tweaking") is always the master browser for that subnet. By default when a BDC starts up it checks to see if there is a browse master on the subnet, if there is, an election is held and if a PDC exists on the same subnet the PDC always wins, but if another BDC already exists the one that has been active the longest wins the browse master election, if a win9x box is browse master already, the BDC wins the election, as part of the startup after the election, it registers with the primary wins server as a browse master (0x020 record in wins)

Hope this helps.

This is where your Network Neighborhood listings come from.

If you only want a department to see each other, the only way to do that is to set up work groups or resource domains on the subnets. win 9x will work with workgroup name that are different,logging in to a central domain. NT/2K you need separate domains to limit the scope of your browse lists.

Let me know if you haveany questions about this.

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by klepacki_m In reply to WINS Nightmare!!!

Do you have DNS also setup? What other other Protocols to you have Running? What OS are you using? How do you have the subnets setup? Do you have a server setup or are the 5 computres just computers?
It is important to know the configuraionog the network to help. The more information that can be provided the better.

Mike

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