Windows 2000 cannot see the rest of the network
Posted on 2004-04-04
I've got a win2k server running as a domain controller on a local network. DNS is running and appears to be working (as in hosts can use it as the DNS server). All hosts have specified ip addresses and are able to see the server if they have it set as their DNS server. All clients except one are winXP pro and are set to connect to authenticate on the domain (and do so).
But the server cannot see any of the network other than itself. I've tried adding some hosts into the forward lookup zone of the dn, but it doesn't help. If I try and type in \\<hostname> into explorer on the server it says 'Windows cannot find "\\<hostname>" and if I type in the ip address (ie \\10.10.10.102) it says "\\10.10.10.102 is not accessible. The are currently no logon server available to service the logon request".
One more thing. While the hosts can see the server and can access network resources, if I use the Network Id Wizard and try and re-setup the host on the network, once I give the user account for the network, it says windows can't find an account for my computer on the domain, so I put in the computer name and domain name and it says a domain controller for the domain cannot be found.