[thelist] Windows 2000 server with NT workstation

Rory.Plaire at wahchang.com Rory.Plaire at wahchang.com
Tue Nov 20 15:17:56 CST 2001


I went back to read the actual problem, instead of responding to
responses... have you noticed how that makes threads fray? ;)

+| 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.

It does sound like SMB browsing issues -- just the thing Glenn mentioned
that is taken care of by your WINS server.

It could be that the WINS server's database needs to be rebuilt. In the WINS
Manager, there is a button to do this.

It could be that your NT server lost in a Master Browser election, but I
doubt that unless someone has been playing with the settings on MS
networking in the network control panel on their workstations. Since you
have only 5 machines, you might want to check the properties of the
Microsoft Networking Client on the 98 machines. One of them is something
like "Set this machine to Master Browser" with one choice being "never".

If all else fails, I'd point your net admin to look into playing with the
lmhosts file in \<systemroot>\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\ (on the NT systems
-- c:\windows\lmhosts on the 98 machines). This file can be used as a WINS
"database" in case there is no WINS server. Using it you can emulate the
WINS functionality... namely browsing. The LMHOSTS.Sam (sample lmhosts) file
in that directory is the best starting point!

<rory disposition="is programming _really_ better than net admining?"

More information about the thelist mailing list