[thelist] Windows 2000 server with NT workstation

Glenn Hunt ghunt at hds.ca
Tue Nov 20 11:46:42 CST 2001

Are you using a WINS server on the Win2K server? A WINS server is
designed to manage browse lists, etc. All you have to do is turn it on
at the server end, and then go into the TCP/IP properties on the
workstations and define it there. Alternatively, if you are using DHCP,
you can define the WINS server there. It lets you ping machines by name,
etc. - "DNS for Workgroups".

As an aside, I am assuming that the machines are part of the same
workgroup, or better yet, a domain?

Glenn Hunt
ghunt at hds.ca

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[mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Paul Backhouse
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 10:37 AM
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Subject: [thelist] Windows 2000 server with NT workstation

Hello people,

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We have a compaq prolient network server that has Windows 2000 Server

We have 5 NT workstations used by our developers - everything has been
fine until about 2 weeks ago.

Suddenly when clicking on NetWork Neigborhood nothing showed up - i
though i might have a bug or something that has developed over time and
corrupted a file somewhere - but no - this was not that case - now we
have all 5 NT workstations that occassionally lose the network
neighborhood - you can use Find a computer to see the pc you want to
connect to - but this isn't great.

This has also started to happen on a couple of the Windows 98 machines
we have aswell.

I was wondering if anyone out there has come across this problem before
with Windows 2000 Server supporting NT Workstations or has any clue why
this has started to happen?

All the NT Workstations have the latest Service pack and have been
working fine.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - I am at a loss and our Network
admin guy is at a loss aswell - and theres no mention of this problem
anywhere on the micorsoft support area.

Many thanks

Paul Backhouse

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