Browsing Domain Not Working
Posted on 2004-08-17
Hello EE Forum
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.