WINS Domain Controller Entry is backup IP address

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Eric Hughes, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. Eric Hughes

    Eric Hughes Guest

    HI. I have two win2003 domain controllers that are
    multihomed that run wins and dns. I am having some issues
    with the WINS entries using the backup
    network( addresses for several entries that
    are definately problematic.


    Domain Master Browser

    File Server

    Domain Controller

    and so on. What can I do to setup static entries for these
    because noone has access to that backup network and those
    ip's will not work. It is definately causing issues with
    browsing through network neighborhood because you cannot
    see all the workstations just the servers that are on the
    backup network. Thanks for your help. Eric
    Eric Hughes, Oct 7, 2004
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  2. A multihomed master browser will cause you
    problems the most common being the domain
    wide list will not be merge rather two lists for
    each subnet. Having said that it almost sounds
    like you are trying to do some sort of load
    balancing when you say "backup network"?
    Can we assume both NICs are on the same
    Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Oct 7, 2004
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  3. Eric Hughes

    Eric Hughes Guest

    The backup network is on a different subnet. It is
    specifically for doing tape backups during production
    hours. That way the backups dont have any impact on
    fileserver or database performance over the network. The
    production network is 155.100.176 and the backup network is
    192.168.1. I am still confused to say the least. :)
    Thanks ERic
    Eric Hughes, Oct 7, 2004
  4. Michael Giorgio - MS MVP, Oct 7, 2004
  5. Eric Hughes

    Eric Hughes Guest

    I appreciate the link but these are very outdated articles
    as they are written for nt4.0 and 3.51. Are there any
    other things that I can try. Thanks Eric
    Eric Hughes, Oct 7, 2004
  6. Eric Hughes

    Bill Grant Guest

    The browser service is an NT legacy application. There are no new articles
    because the browser service in w2k/2003 is essentially identical to NT4 .

    If the backup network will work without Netbios over TCP/IP and
    browsing, you could try disabling Netbt on the 192.168 NICs. But if you
    need Netbt and browsing for backups, you are in a spot. The DCs cannot be
    master browsers for both subnets at the same time.
    Bill Grant, Oct 8, 2004
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