servers on different subnets cannot see all other computers in dom

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by snurge, May 10, 2006.

  1. You could setup replication between the two WINS Servers in order
    to get this to work or have all clients point towards 1 paticular WINS
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, May 12, 2006
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  2. It takes time. The WINS Server doesn't become "aware" of all the machines
    using it until they are rebooted once in some cases. That is when they get
    entered into the WINS database. With Servers that you don't want to
    reboot, might try disabling the Nic and then re-enable it.

    But anyway the WINS Database has to actually list the machines in it before
    it does any good. It also records what machine is the DC, the Master
    Browser of each subnet, and the Domain Master Browser and it may not know
    that right away. Then after all that it still takes time for the Subnet
    Master Browsers to have their election, build their Browse Lists, send the
    to the Domain Master Browser, have it compile the Master Browse List,..then
    send it back the Subnet Master Browsers where the rest of the machines read
    it from them and "populate" the Network Places Window.

    Contrary to what many may think, Network Places does *not* read the
    Network, simply reads the Master Browse List that comes from the Subnet
    Master Browser. It simply shows what the list contains regaurdless if the
    list is correct or not.
    Phillip Windell, May 12, 2006
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  3. snurge

    Mark R. Guest

    Nice summary Philip. I've had about enough for one day I'll pick this up on
    Monday. I may even give MS a call for an over the phone walk through of the
    correct setup and some possible other issues like domain not accessible.

    I wish they would update the nethood to let it use DNS instead of WINS.
    Being that DNS is a must for AD and FQDN already work.
    Mark R., May 12, 2006
  4. 51 minutes actually for a full browse cycle to occur.
    All SMBs have already been elected which is why he is seeing
    all computers on each LAN. It may take some time for the DMB
    to gather all the lists from all SMBs but the local SMBs are already
    elected and functioning.
    Well, in theory every machine does announce itself to the SMB every 12
    minutes and you can be sure if you double click on the name in My
    Network Places and you see a list of shares that it is on and connected
    to the network. Server manager can also be used to determine if a
    machine is active. With "view domain members only" you can see a list
    of machine which should be on and connected.
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, May 12, 2006
  5. Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, May 12, 2006
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