Posted on 2002-03-25
Used Windows Update to install some critical updates for a Win2000 SBS o/s. When the machine re-booted it through an error that another machine with the same name exists on the network.
With all nic cards unplugged we still got the message. Uninstalled and re-installed the cards. Same thing. I found an artilce that discusses an issue on an Nt4 machine and Netbui or Netbios and multiple nic's in the same machine. Made the suggested changes and still get the error.
My network associate made a few changes and was able to stop the error if only two of the three nics were used and netbui is installed and netbios over tcp/ip turned off.
The windows 95/98 machines are now loging on as usual. The win2000 machines that the two company owners and myself use cannot log in locally. (its been a long long day.)
We also use Terminal Services and users can log-in there no problem.
My contact is suggesting that we un-install all network related services and then re-install them. Does anyone have any suggestions? Has anyone ever seen this happen?