WINS Problem in NT4.0 Server

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Babu VT, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. Babu VT

    Babu VT Guest

    I have a NT4.0 server which gives the below error when workstation service
    is started.
    "Error 0002: The System cannot find the file specified"

    Due to this problem, the netlogon service fails to start as well.I'm unable
    to browse \\localhost.. it says "Network not present or not started"

    The eventlogs record the below messages,
    Event ID: 3870
    Source: Workstation
    Description: <computer name> is not a valid computer name.

    Event ID: 7023
    Source: Service Control Manager
    Description: The Workstation service terminated with the following
    error: A duplicate name exists on the network.

    This server has WINS settings configured with Primary & Secondary WINS
    servers.DNS settings remain blank.The server has 2 NICs cards which are
    Teamed.I did read but I dont see any
    NetBEUI entry rather I see NetBios entry there.

    However, when I clear WINS settings and key in Primary DNS & Secondary DNS
    IPs, the server reboots and workstation service starts.
    Can you please explain me what could be the problem?
    Babu VT, Jun 16, 2009
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  2. Probably the server name is not a valid NetBIOS name.
    For example NetBIOS name must not contain underscore character "_". This
    used to be one common fault when I worked on NT4 years ago.
    Dusko Savatovic, Jun 17, 2009
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  3. Babu VT

    Babu VT Guest

    Thanks a Lot Dusko... Your solution/hint helped me to resolve the issue.

    Babu VT, Jun 17, 2009
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