Router setting prevents visibility in Network Browser?
Posted on 2003-11-12
Is there a router setting that will prevent systems from being visible
in the Windows 2000 Network Browser?
We've got a couple of server clusters that reside on different
subnets, with a couple of 3600 routers (IOS 12.0) and Catalyst 2900 XL
switches between them. From either subnet the servers on the other subnet
are not visible in Network Browser. However, connectivity is not a
problem. The clusters can interact with each other, and if you do a
system search for one of the "invisible" servers, Network Browser will
find it. From one subnet you can map to servers on the other subnet
without any difficulty.
For customer service reasons, we'd like for all the servers to be
visible in the Net Browser. We've checked system settings until we're
cross-eyed, and everything seems to be OK. We've flushed the NetBIOS
tables, ensured system visibility (net config server /hidden:no), and
done everything else we can think of, up to and including a voodoo
dance around the rack, but nothing has worked. The only other thing we
can think of is that it's a router setting.
Is there a setting that would prevent servers on one side of a 3600
from being visible to systems on the other side? If so, how do we
change it? My experience with routers is limited right now. I can
configure basic settings, but that's about it. Any help would be