My Network Places/Network Browsing Problems

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Tom C., Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Tom C.

    Tom C. Guest

    Single Windows 2003 DC network also running Exchange 2003, a few applicaton
    servers, and several WinXP clients. I am having some network browsing issues
    and frankly it's hard to know what symptom is most important. Here are a few
    things I have observed. On two differenent clients, we occassionally lose
    the network browse list. Rebooting them usually brings back the browse list.
    This does NOT happen to ALL clients. When we lose the browse list in My
    Network Places, running net view from the command line produces the message
    "no items in list". On one of these clients, even when I can get a list of
    computers in net view and by opening My Network Places from the desktop and
    drilling down to the local network, when I try to get that same list using
    the My Network Places item in Windows Explorer, the right pane is totally
    blank. Why would I be able to see the network browse list in net view and by
    using the desktop My Network Places object, but not using My Network Places
    in Windows Explorer? Finally, I have found this message in the System Event
    log on at least a few clients on the network: Event ID 8032. The browser
    service has failed to retrieve the backup list too many times on transport
    {transport}. The backup browser is stopping. Output of browstat from one of
    the clients is below. Any idea on what I should look at next? Thanks.

    Status for domain VSOFFICE on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F2C36458-D42B-46AA-
    AF08-FA3FB9DA4D7F}
    Browsing is active on domain.
    Master browser name is: VSDC06
    Master browser is running build 3790
    3 backup servers retrieved from master VSDC06
    \\VSDC06
    \\APPSRV1
    \\APPSRV2
    There are 0 servers in domain VSOFFICE on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F2C
    36458-D42B-46AA-AF08-FA3FB9DA4D7F}
    There are 0 domains in domain VSOFFICE on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F2C
    36458-D42B-46AA-AF08-FA3FB9DA4D7F}
     
    Tom C., Mar 22, 2007
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  2. Tom C.

    Bill Grant Guest

    Yes. As soon as the first remote user connects, the server acquires a
    second IP for the internal interface (which is the server end of the point
    to point connection). The server is then multihomed.

    There is a discussion of the problems arising from this in KB292822.

    Thanks, Robert. One more question: The single Win2003 Server that is also
    the DC and running Exchange Server, also runs RRAS for VPN remote access.
    Does that make it a multi-homed server even though it has only ONE NIC?
    Note, the server does NOT have 2 NICs, but does the existance of the RRAS
    PPP transport make it act like a mulit-homed server? Thanks.
     
    Bill Grant, Mar 26, 2007
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