Network Neighborhood does not Include All Domain Computers

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Rick Kasten, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Rick Kasten

    Rick Kasten Guest

    I am on a Windows Server 2003 AD network, and when I view my Network
    Neighborhood or type "net view", I see only the machines on my local
    subnet. I have DHCP configured to give me valid DNS and WINS servers,
    and both WINS servers in the domain have records for all of the
    machines in the domain. If I type "net view \\COMPUTERNAME", I see
    every machine just fine. It is only the viewing of the domain which
    is incomplete. Any ideas?
    Rick Kasten, Jun 3, 2004
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    Ron Stewart Guest

    Just a question for clarification: the WINS servers are replication
    partners to one another?
    Ron Stewart, Jun 4, 2004
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  3. Rick Kasten

    Bill Grant Guest

    WINS only gives you name resolution, and that is working if you can do
    net view \\computername .

    Network neighborhood and net view for the entire network depend on the
    computer browser service. This is a bit of a can of worms, and can be tricky
    in a segmented network. There are heaps of articles on it. You could start
    with KB 188001 and 188305 . These refer to W2k and NT, but the browser
    service and WINS haven't changed much since NT SP5 .
    Bill Grant, Jun 4, 2004
  4. Rick Kasten

    Rick Kasten Guest

    Using the links you provided, I have determined that the Master
    Browser for my segment is a Red Hat Linux box. I know for a fact that
    I have worked on segmented networks before of sizes vastly larger than
    the network I'm on now, and their Master Browsers were always the PDC
    (NT) or one of the DC's (AD). My guess is this is a configuration
    error on the Linux box that it is assuming the role for my segment, so
    how do I go about setting my DC, which is on a different subnet than
    me, as the master browser for my subnet?

    Rick Kasten, Jun 8, 2004
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    Bill Grant Guest

    I suspect you are correct that you will need to change something on the
    Linux box. The master browser is elected based on a number things, including
    OS type. I recall reading a post where a user forced his Unix box to become
    the master browser by altering its settings. Can't recall the details and
    it was a long time ago. Perhaps someone running a mixed network can supply
    the details.
    Bill Grant, Jun 9, 2004
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