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   I have recently upgraded Active Directory from 2000 to 2003 adding a new 2003 based domain controller.  This process seems to have worked fine I have DNS, DHCP, WINS running on the 2003 box and 2 DCs one running W2K Standard server the second on 2003.   I've recently removed AD from the 2000 box leaving a single 2003 DC.  All roles seem to have transferred okay,  but now I find client PCs cannot browse the network through (My Network Places).  When I chose the domain I get a message "The domain is not accessible, The list of servers for this workgroup is not available."

The 2003 server is running NetBios over TCP/IP,  The WINS service is enabled and I can see all the active registrations from the server MMC.  The clients are all W2K Pro SP4.  Prior to removing AD from the 2000 box,  WINS was replicated between the 2003-2000 server.  I have updated DHCP to point only to the remaining 2003 box for all services DNS,DHCP, WINS.   My plan is to add another DC on another 2003 server but I need to clear up this browse issue before I do.

Any ideas on what might be casuing this issue?  I can ping all the node from both the clients and servers.  I can event get to the shares using net use \\UNC syntax.  Thank you for your help on this matter.

 


 
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by:DMcElligott
ID: 11823850
Have you tried removing a single workstation from the domain and then re-joining?  The fact that the error mentions a workgroup strikes me as odd.  When I have more time I'll poke around some research material and see if I can offer more help.
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by:eseyfried
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Is the first DNS entry on your workstations the same IP has new DC?
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by:dennmaine
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eseyfried:  Yes the first (only)  DNS entry is for the new 2003 Domain Controller.  
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by:dennmaine
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DMcElligott:  I removed my machine from the domain.  I added it to the WORKGROUP workgroup then re-added it back into the domain.  After I still the same error when I attempt to browse through My Network Places.  Interstingly it found the domain fine when readding the workstation.

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by:dennmaine
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I resolved the issue using the Browstat utility.  I found out what machine was acting as  Master Browser and forced a new election.  The Global catalog for AD grabbed the role and I can now browse all my servers & desktops.  My opinion, WINS is still a kludgy way of managing device visability on the network.

-Dennis
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