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Posted on 2004-09-21
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My company recently moved offices (40+ clients on a win2k native mode network, with ~15 win2k servers).  Immediately following the move, we changed IP address of several client machines.  Since this time, several users are complaining they can not browse the domain through win explorer.  They can ping, and access any other machine through UNC path.   All name registration/resolution appears to work fine through DNS.

Running net view from these machines receives the response "System error 6118 has occurred.  The list of servers for this workgroup is currently not available."

Using browstat (browstat status) yields the result stating that browsing is NOT active on the domain.  However, all machines identify the pdc as the master browser.  All machines are on a single subnet.

Of the 40 or so clients, 8 are having the problem.  3 Win2k, 3 XP SP1, and 2 XP SP2.  ICF is not in use, and I've opened the ports for file/printer sharing in windows firewall for the XP SP2 clients.

Can anyone help shed some light on this for me?  I'll post additional info as it comes available...

TIA, ZakDaddy
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Solved the problem myself.  Turns out someone had loaded the machines in question, with the old IP addresses, into the lmhosts file on the master browser using the #pre tag.  Commenting out those entries and clearing the local netbios name cache resolved the conflicting IP addresses, and allowed those computers to browse the network again...

Can I request a refund of the points?

R, ZakDaddy
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Thanks bbao.  I couldn't find my solution anywhere on the net, and think it might be helpful to others foolish enough to mix WINS and lmhosts (on a DC no less).  I'll request a refund.
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