Net use or net view of multihomed servers

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by Dan, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    I have a 2003 sp1 fully patched server.
    I have two interfaces
    the server has a hostname=server1 (type hostname at a prompt)
    the server has a FQDN of with IP address
    in addition it has a secondary IP address on that server whos FQDN is with IP address

    ping server1 = works
    net view \\server1 = works
    net view \\ = works

    ping server2 = works
    net view \\server2 = "System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied."
    (I am logged on as admin on the box that has the ip address)
    net view \\ = fails
    net use * \\ = fails (I get prompted for the username
    and then System error 1326 has occurred.)
    net view \\ = works
    net use * \\ =works


    Why does this happen? Any time the FQDN does not match the HOSTNAME then
    NET XXX failes.

    Thanks in advance. links to support info helpful.
    Dan, Oct 25, 2005
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  2. Dan

    Dan Guest

    I hope that this question was not in the wrong group. It appears to me that
    the name resolution is incorrect when attempting the net XXX but every thing
    else works.
    Anybody have a suggestion as to why this happends, is it by design? It does
    make for a hand way to sell more copies of the server. I cant figure out any
    other reason that the host name has to match the FQDN in order to resolve the
    shares on a server.
    Dan, Oct 26, 2005
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