Cached Lookups vary between PDC and BDC

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Saucer Man, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Saucer Man

    Saucer Man Guest

    Have you looked at the LMHOSTS and HOSTS files? Check the registry to make
    sure the HOSTS file location is pointing to the default location.


    Also, check WINS, if you haven't already.


    I forgot to check these. I will the next time he comes in with his laptop.
    As far as checking WINS, do you just mean in the TCP/IP properties of the
    nic to see if it is pointing to some address?
    Saucer Man, Apr 20, 2010
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  2. Actually I meant to check the WINS Server records to see if there are
    any oddball or unfamiliar records registered.

    Ace Fekay [MVP - Directory Services, MCT], Apr 21, 2010
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  3. Saucer Man

    Saucer Man Guest

    I checked the hosts and lmhost and they were fine. The regkey still pointed
    to the correct location. We do not have a WINS server.
    Saucer Man, Apr 22, 2010
  4. I thought you may have had it resolved by now. I had to re-read
    through this thread to re-familiarize myself with what is going on,
    since our communications are spread apart, time wise.

    Is there another machine that was part of the single label name domain
    that possibly has this name configured as a workgroup name, such as a
    non-joined machine, or even a device/printer, that may be broadcasting

    Ace Fekay [MVP - Directory Services, MCT], Apr 23, 2010
  5. Saucer Man

    Saucer Man Guest

    No. It's this one laptop. It only appears when he signs-on the domain. If
    he is out for a few days the broadcastings stops.
    Saucer Man, May 5, 2010
  6. Is there a multi-name setting in the registry on this laptop?

    Ace Fekay [MVP - Directory Services, MCT], May 6, 2010
  7. Saucer Man

    Saucer Man Guest

    Where would I find that?
    Saucer Man, May 7, 2010

  8. See if my notes on it helps:

    Multiple NetBIOS names on Windows Operating Systems

    netdom computername ServerA /add:ServerB.domain.local

    How to use Netdom with computer names:

    Also, You can set the OptionalName value and other optional names in
    the registry,

    One example is creating a MultiSting value called OptionalNames and
    enter the the alternate name you want in the following section:


    This should work for simple file sharing, but may not for other
    things, depending on the application or the intentions.

    The following article provides more info on optional names. The above
    example is in this article, as well as other options for setting
    multiple names.

    Distributed File System update to support consolidation roots in
    Windows Server 2003

    Ace Fekay [MVP - Directory Services, MCT], May 7, 2010
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