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nbtstat running on Win NT 4.0

I ran the command nbtstat -A <IP ADDRESS> at a dos prompt on a Novell 4.11 network with NT 4 clients. Almost all of the machines I polled  via their client IP's responded back with the information requested by the command. Several machines did not respond and gave the DOS display "Host not Found" I pinged the offending  IP address with the ping command and it responds OK. If I map a drive with the computer name  then I can map OK. If I try to map with the IP address, I get  an error that displays  "Network not Found". I checked the services Workstation and Server are started.
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WTCDKB
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WTCDKB
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tsgarpCommented:
Compare the network settings of the computers that work and those that do not.
e.g. Are they all running the same protocols etc.
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ozymandiasCommented:
If you log on to one of the workstations that did not respond and run the command locally (i.e. nbtstat -n) do you get a proper response (i.e. a display of the netbios name table) ?

Do any of the names in the table show as "Conflict", rather than registered ?

Is netbios corrcetly installed on these workstations ?
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WTCDKBAuthor Commented:
I ran nbtstat -n locally and did not find a conflict. netbios is installed  and on the surface it  looks as  though it is running OK.
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WTCDKBAuthor Commented:
I checked what you suggested and I am still having problems. Can we try something else.
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ozymandiasCommented:
1) Please verify that the Messenger Service is started on there workstations. If not, try starting it and retrying the nbtstat.

2) Can you nbtstat -a or -A "out" from these workstations ?
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ozymandiasCommented:
One other possibility is a MAC or IP conflict on your network.

This may prove tricky to check unless you have some network tools (sniffers etc).

You could try getting Network Monitor and setting it up to monitor traffic between the node you are running the nbtstat -A from and the target workstation(s) to compare the difference.
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CAFCommented:
are you using wins seems that if you can ping you have connectivity once you initially ping that is loaded in cache so can connect mapping a drive check to see if you are using wins you could also edit the lmhosts file with the mappings and use the pre tags then puge and reload the cache  good luck
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WTCDKBAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help you were right
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