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Unable to Browse Network

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Hi I have a simple problem and I can't work it out.

I have 3 servers 1 web server, 1 Domain Controller, 1 Addtional Domain controller for my domain as a backup domain controller. Backup Domain Controller is running and has Exchange 2003 installed. Internal DNS is configured correctly. Web pages are working fine and are visible through the net, I can send and recieve emails no problem. My problem is I can't seem to browse the network when I click on my network places from any client workstation. Client workstations are mixture of Windows 2000/XP. If I browse the network from my domain controller I can see all the workstations no problem, if I try it from my backup domain controller I can't browse and I get the same error message that I do from the clients "domain is not accessible. You might not have permissions to use this network resource. Contact the administrator for this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available" But I can browse from the domain controller. Is there something I'm missing

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by:Jure_Biljus
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Make sure that your windows workstations are joined in the existing domain. to do that, when you start your wstation, on the logon screen, you will see "username", "password" AND "logon to:" options. you need to log on to your domain with your domain user account onto domain (select it from the list), not your local computer. That should do the trick.
If you don't have your domain listed in logon screen, then your workstation is not joined in your domain. If you don't know how to do that, I'll post it..
Regards, Jure.
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by:maykut
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Thats all fine. I've done all that. I've set in the regitry for isdomainbrowser to true. I'm not sure what I'm missing.


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by:Jure_Biljus
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did you try pinging the dc via name from workstation?try just the hostname, then ping FQDN of the server...
Or maybe ipconfig/all can reveal something? maybe it's wrong DNS server, or gateway...
And you're absolutely sure your users on workstations have domain rights?
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by:maykut
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I can ping via name and ip address. I have a ADSl firewall router and and a cyberguard firewall router. Each server has two network cards.
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I fixed it up. The problem was because there was no domian browser elected, also my two network cards on each server was causing problems as well. I enabled Master Domain Browser through the registry and disabled WINS on the scond network card and disabled DNS registration as well, this then fixed my problem. How do I recover my points know that I fixed my own problem.
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