Old netbios network name appears after domain rename

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Tim De Meyer, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. Tim De Meyer

    Tim De Meyer Guest


    Here's the situation:

    We had an active directory (W3K) integrated domain named "abc.com" , netbios
    network name "def"
    We have renamed our domain, following the procedure outlined by Microsoft
    (using document: "Step-by-step Guide to implementing Domain Rename")

    Our domain name is now "xyz.com", netbios name is "xyz".

    When users go to network locations/all networks/microsoft network they see
    both netbios names listed (DEF ànd XYZ), and both lists show the same
    pc's/servers and they can access shared resources via both trees. I'm under
    the impression that it takes a little bit longer to load the 'old' domainlist.

    If I click on the old netbios name on a domain controller, I'm getting an
    error ("def is not accessible"). I have added a new client on the network,
    and it too appeared in both lists, so I think this problem is not client

    Obvious question: how can I get rid of this old netbios network list????
    Tim De Meyer, Oct 28, 2004
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  2. Tim De Meyer

    Al Mulnick Guest

    Or browser updates come to mind.

    What have you done to get rid of it so far?
    Al Mulnick, Oct 29, 2004
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  3. Tim De Meyer

    Tim De Meyer Guest

    I made sure there was no trace of the old netbios domain name in Wins. We
    have 2 DC's (one was added after the domain rename), both running Wins with
    replication between them.
    Listed all entries, and verified there was no entry whatsoever for the old

    We use no hosts/lmhosts files, so nothing from there.

    Even scanned all files on a client + DC for the appearance of the old domain
    Scanned registry

    Tim De Meyer, Oct 29, 2004
  4. Tim De Meyer

    Al Mulnick Guest

    When you followed the rename procedure, you followed all of it including
    the rebooting of all member machines twice?
    Have you checked your master browser for the domain to see what it's
    reporting as well?

    Al Mulnick, Oct 29, 2004
  5. Tim De Meyer

    Tim De Meyer Guest

    Al server have been rebooted two times (even more if memory serves me well).

    Master browser...how to find out what machine is the master browser?
    Tim De Meyer, Oct 29, 2004
  6. Tim De Meyer

    Al Mulnick Guest

  7. Tim De Meyer

    Tim De Meyer Guest

    Hello Al,

    Did a "browstat getmaster <transport> <olddomainname>",and I got one of the
    servers back as being that domain's master browser.

    When I verified that server, I couldn't find anything wrong: it is logged on
    to the new domain fine. If I verify its settings (command windows / set
    command), I can see that the "USERDOMAIN" variable points to the new netbios
    domainname, and "USERDNSDOMAIN" is also pointing to the new domain.

    NBTSTAT -n on that machine shows the old domain name, with no trace of the
    new one.
    Oddly enough, this is a machine that reboots every night ....

    Should I do NBTSTAT -RR ?

    Tim De Meyer, Nov 2, 2004
  8. Tim De Meyer

    Al Mulnick Guest

    If it reboots everynight, it reloading the cache may not be enough to fix
    it. If it reboots anyway, RR may not hurt as a hail mary attempt.

    Al Mulnick, Nov 3, 2004
  9. Tim De Meyer

    Tim De Meyer Guest

    Even the -RR didn't change a thing.

    Finally: removed that machine from the domain,and attached again. Problems

    Thanks for the "browstat" info... Pointed me in the right direction.

    Tim De Meyer, Nov 3, 2004
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