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By joshg ·
How does the Domain Controller (1Bh) entry get into the WINS database? I have several Remotely connected WINS servers that the main office connects to to replicate with. The remote databases are populated with the machines from the other subnets and the domain name and server name are in there. The problem is when I try to establish trust relationships with the other Domains or even use the User Manager to connect to the remote Domains I get an error message stating that it cannot find the domain controller for that domain. I know that you can add a static mapping to WINS for Doamin and Machine name but I cannot add the 1Bh for the PDC. Is this the wrong approach? Thank You.

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by Gicu Artistu' In reply to WINS Server

The problem with WINS is that this information doesn't get routed. If you try to create trust relationships between servers connected in a WAN that has routers this could be a problem. The problem of NT is that the DOMAIN structure is flat. With this in mind you could create static entries on both sides (meaning on your WINS database add the remote and also on the remote add yours).
After this in the network properties you can check use DNS for Windows resolution (I assume you a DNS zone installed) and then the IP forwarding on the remotely connected machines. On NT DNS is static and you can play with adding DNS entries and then add a static entry which will get routed.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to WINS Server

I think WINS I/Os do get routed, simply because the routing is based on IP, not boradcasts...ie...THe IP address of your WINS server should be within your IP configuration. What doesn't get routed are LM Browser announcments, since they are boradcasts..

Try using an LMHOSTS file and create static entries. Here's a nice little article for you:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q150/8/00.asp

Good luck...

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by Dennis@l In reply to WINS Server

A key word you used is "remote" Check your connectivity, if they are truly using remote access to update the database, you must have a RAS service running somewhere. Where are they dialing into? If that is the case then you must establish a physical connection with them before trust relations can be established.

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by joshg In reply to WINS Server

The connections are leased fractional T1's from 64K to 512K.

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by bobk In reply to WINS Server

WINS is not your trouble. To confirm this do an nbtstat -a "servername" then an nbtstat -c to see if the name resolved and is indeed in the local cache. Your issue is a communications issue. Try a trace route and if there is any fire wall or proxy invloved make sure all the appropriat ports are open.
Communications must be "LIVE" to establish trusts not just confirmed through a WINS entry.

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