W2k3 does not show up in Network Neighborhood

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by Rex Kremer, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    Hi,

    I have joined the server (w2k3) in the (w2k) domain but it does not show up
    in the Network Neighborhood.
    The server has 2 nic`s in it.

    File and print sharing for ms networks is activated on both adapters.
    Netbios over Tcp/Ip is enabled on 1 nic on the other it is disabled.
    The windows firewall is disabled.

    If i type the unc path (from my workstation) in start/run i can view all
    shares from the server and connect to it.

    How can i force the server to show up in the Network Neighborhood?

    Regards
     
    Rex Kremer, Mar 24, 2006
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  2. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    The server has also an ipsec policy enabled.
    The policy is set to Server (Request security).
     
    Rex Kremer, Mar 24, 2006
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  3. The second NIC is disabled? If not, then does it have an address
    on the same subnet as your first NIC? Open a dos prompt on
    the problem server and run net view; What do you see?
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Mar 24, 2006
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  4. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    The second nic is not disabled.
    Only the mark on "Netbios over Tcp/Ip is disabled" on the second nic.
    Both nic`s are in the same subnet.
    A net view does show all computers that are in the browser list.
     
    Rex Kremer, Mar 27, 2006
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  5. Rex Kremer

    Jason Tan Guest

    Hello,

    Thank you for post!

    From your post I think the issue could be caused by the dual network cards.
    I suggest you perform the following test to isolate the issue.

    1. Configure different range of IP address on both NICs. Check the issue.
    2. Disable one NIC on the W2k3 server and reboot the computer. Check the
    issue.
    3. Disjoin and rejoin the server and check the issue.

    If the issue persists please verify if there is any related event error in
    Event log.

    If there is anything that is unclear, please feel free to let me know.

    Best Regards,

    Jason Tan

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    | The second nic is not disabled.
    | Only the mark on "Netbios over Tcp/Ip is disabled" on the second nic.
    | Both nic`s are in the same subnet.
    | A net view does show all computers that are in the browser list.
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    | "Michael Giorgio - MS MVP" wrote:
    |
    | > The second NIC is disabled? If not, then does it have an address
    | > on the same subnet as your first NIC? Open a dos prompt on
    | > the problem server and run net view; What do you see?
    | >
    | > | > > Hi,
    | > >
    | > > I have joined the server (w2k3) in the (w2k) domain but it does not
    show
    | > > up
    | > > in the Network Neighborhood.
    | > > The server has 2 nic`s in it.
    | > >
    | > > File and print sharing for ms networks is activated on both adapters.
    | > > Netbios over Tcp/Ip is enabled on 1 nic on the other it is disabled.
    | > > The windows firewall is disabled.
    | > >
    | > > If i type the unc path (from my workstation) in start/run i can view
    all
    | > > shares from the server and connect to it.
    | > >
    | > > How can i force the server to show up in the Network Neighborhood?
    | > >
    | > > Regards
    | > >
    | > >
    | > >
    | > >
    | >
    | >
    | >
    |
     
    Jason Tan, Mar 28, 2006
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  6. Dual NICs on the same subnet without any form of NIC teaming
    will cause a conflict. May I ask what you are trying to achieve
    with both NICs?
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Mar 28, 2006
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  7. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    i have disabled the second nic and added the second ip adresse (same subnet)
    to the first nic.It didn`t work.
    After Reboot the server it didn`t work to.
    I can`t disjoint the server from the domain since it is a data server.

    Under windows 2000 (bevor we updatet to w2k3) it did work fine with both
    nic`s enabled.
     
    Rex Kremer, Mar 29, 2006
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  8. Hi Rex,

    It certainly doesn't happen right away. Download the following tool
    and run it on the problem server:
    NetBIOS Browsing Console
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;818092
    I am curious what you thought you accomplished with the second NIC?
    Only 1 NIC will be used by default for session establishment on a single
    subnet. Dual NICs are commonly used to join two networks.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Mar 29, 2006
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  9. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    The second nic is for fault tolerance via round robbin.
     
    Rex Kremer, Mar 31, 2006
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  10. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    i have run the NetBIOS Browsing Console from the server and an agent on an
    workstation in the same subnet (we got only one).
    I didn`t find the server in the browsing list.
    All of the suggested (not-in-missing-subnet-mb.htm) actions does not bring
    any effect.
    I have stopped the browsing service on the master browser so a new election
    can take place.
     
    Rex Kremer, Apr 4, 2006
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  11. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    maybee i got the error.
    when i am running a "browstat.exe getmaster"
    it returns
    "Unable to get Master: Access is denied."

    a browstat getpdc and all other commands are working fine.
     
    Rex Kremer, Apr 5, 2006
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  12. Hi Rex,

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.
    At this point I would reinstall the
    tcp/ip protocol. You cannot specifically
    reinstall so you'll have to following the
    directions below:
    How to remove and reinstall TCP/IP on a Windows Server 2003 domain
    controller
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325356/en-us
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Apr 5, 2006
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  13. Rex Kremer

    Rex Kremer Guest

    Hi Michael,

    no problem.
    Since the server is not an domain controller can`t i just deinstall tcp ip?
     
    Rex Kremer, Apr 5, 2006
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  14. Sure.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Apr 6, 2006
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