Unable to browse domain list for primary domain on any server or P

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Fraser Simpson, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Hi there,

    As the subject says, this issue cropped up some time ago and I've been
    trawling the internet for similar issues and trying all the fixes, but
    nothing..........

    If I go to any PC or server and request a specific server like \\server1 it
    finds and displays it perfectly and works. However if I try to go through
    Network places and then entire network, there is a 3-4 second delay before I
    see the primary domain/workgroup listed. Then once I click on that to see a
    list of PC's and servers in that domain/workgroup I wait for approx 10-15
    seconds and then get a message saying "The list of servers for this workgroup
    is not currently available"

    Also in the same message it mentions that I might not have access to the
    network resource.

    I read some stuff and think I've found the answer and then it doesn't fix my
    issue.

    When I run netdiag I get this.........


    Computer Name: GTWLGDS
    DNS Host Name: gtwlgds.gtgroup.co.nz
    System info : Windows 2000 Server (Build 3790)
    Processor : x86 Family 6 Model 4 Stepping 2, AuthenticAMD
    List of installed hotfixes :
    KB890046
    KB893756
    KB896358
    KB896422
    KB896424
    KB896428
    KB899587
    KB899588
    KB899589
    KB899591
    KB900725
    KB901017
    KB901214
    KB902400
    KB904706
    KB904942
    KB905414
    KB905915
    KB908519
    KB908531
    KB909520
    KB910437
    KB911280
    KB911562
    KB911564
    KB911567
    KB911927
    KB912812
    KB912919
    KB912945
    KB913446
    KB914388
    KB914389
    KB916281
    KB917159
    KB917344
    KB917422
    KB917734
    KB917953
    KB918439
    KB918899
    KB920214
    KB920670
    KB920683
    KB921398
    KB921883
    KB922616
    Q147222


    Netcard queries test . . . . . . . : Passed



    Per interface results:

    Adapter : Local Area Connection

    Netcard queries test . . . : Passed

    Host Name. . . . . . . . . : gtwlgds
    IP Address . . . . . . . . : 192.168.4.20
    Subnet Mask. . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway. . . . . . : 192.168.4.1
    Dns Servers. . . . . . . . : 127.0.0.1


    AutoConfiguration results. . . . . . : Passed

    Default gateway test . . . : Passed

    NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] At least one of the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03>
    'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names is missing.

    WINS service test. . . . . : Skipped
    There are no WINS servers configured for this interface.


    Global results:


    Domain membership test . . . . . . : Passed


    NetBT transports test. . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently configured:
    NetBT_Tcpip_{FE11D0F1-5E51-41A3-8889-051E64735B47}
    1 NetBt transport currently configured.


    Autonet address test . . . . . . . : Passed


    IP loopback ping test. . . . . . . : Passed


    Default gateway test . . . . . . . : Passed


    NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    [WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation
    Service', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names defined.


    Winsock test . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    DNS test . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed
    PASS - All the DNS entries for DC are registered on DNS server
    '127.0.0.1' and other DCs also have some of the names registered.


    Redir and Browser test . . . . . . : Passed
    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the Redir
    NetBT_Tcpip_{FE11D0F1-5E51-41A3-8889-051E64735B47}
    The redir is bound to 1 NetBt transport.

    List of NetBt transports currently bound to the browser
    NetBT_Tcpip_{FE11D0F1-5E51-41A3-8889-051E64735B47}
    The browser is bound to 1 NetBt transport.


    DC discovery test. . . . . . . . . : Passed


    DC list test . . . . . . . . . . . : Failed
    Failed to enumerate DCs by using the browser.
    [ERROR_NO_BROWSER_SERVERS_FOUND]


    Trust relationship test. . . . . . : Skipped


    Kerberos test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    LDAP test. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    Bindings test. . . . . . . . . . . : Passed


    WAN configuration test . . . . . . : Skipped
    No active remote access connections.


    Modem diagnostics test . . . . . . : Passed

    IP Security test . . . . . . . . . : Skipped

    Note: run "netsh ipsec dynamic show /?" for more detailed information


    The command completed successfully

    I can see it says DC List fails which is clearly what's causing the issue,
    but I don't know how to delve deeper into the issue to solve it.

    I've remove and reinstalled client for Microsoft Networking, TCP/IP and the
    network adaptor driver on the server as some people said this solved their
    issue.

    The server listed above is the GC server, does DHCP and DNS. That's about
    it. Just a basic file server.

    Any ideas ?? Any help much appreciated...............

    Fraser Simpson
     
    Fraser Simpson, Sep 15, 2006
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  2. Just wanted to add to my original post that everything else on the network
    works perfectly. DNS works for resolving internet and internal names.

    None of the users have noticed as I map all the drive letters they need
    access to on login, and so none of them need to browse through My network
    places, but it's a concern for me personally that I'd like to fix.
     
    Fraser Simpson, Sep 15, 2006
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  3. Fraser Simpson

    Anthony Guest

    You don't say anything about your network, but if normal network browsing is
    not working you need to use WINS.
    Anthony


     
    Anthony, Sep 15, 2006
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  4. I don't see why I'd need WINS, but I did already try that anyway with no
    success.

    As I intimated, the network has been faultless since installed.

    All PC's are XP or Windows 2000. All on the same physical site.

    Cannot get a list of PC's / Servers on any PC or server, even the domain
    controllers. Just get that error...............

    Pretty wierd.

     
    Fraser Simpson, Sep 15, 2006
    #4
  5. Fraser Simpson

    Bill Grant Guest

    The application which builds the browse list is the computer browser
    service and the basic tool to troubleshoot it is browstat (from the support
    tools). See KB 188001 and 188305.

    One thing which will cause problems is a multihomed browser. Are any of
    your servers (particularly the PDC emulator) multihomed or running as remote
    access servers? Do you see lots of browser election messages in the event
    log?

     
    Bill Grant, Sep 15, 2006
    #5
  6. You only need WINS for cross subnet browsing in a
    routed tcp/ip network.
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Sep 15, 2006
    #6
  7. You have NetBIOS enabled on this paticular machine and you
    have nothing blocking this type of access?
     
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Sep 15, 2006
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