Problems with browsing the network neighberhood and GW.
Posted on 2004-11-10
If am dealing with several problem, but they may seem all coming at once.
After some years of perfect work we decided to replace the DC running under win2000 standard server. Therefore we builded a new server and via the DCpromo way it was setted up as a ADC and with the appropriate tools we promoted it to the DC and the existing DC was turned into a member server again. The setted IP 192.168.1.99 (on the new DC).
After a period of two days testing everything runned fine, it was very speedy so we were happy. Then the moment came to set in the exchange server (2000) (new for the company). It had some problems installing because the DNS seems not right. After reading many documents we fixed that problem (deleting a root zone, replacing it with a primary dns zone) the installation was successful and also Symantec antivirus enterprise was installed. Everything seems fine.
But somewhere in the implementation we lost the possibility of browsing in the network neighbourhood. We do see, after a small period of time the ‘workgroup’ name but clicking on it results in a: (translated from dutch, I hope it matches) “the serverlist for this workgroup is momentarily not available”. In trying to solve this problem I studied a lot on articles in the experts exchange but there seemed no solution avalable.
Also in this installation we were dealing with the DNS. We would like an opening on the server to the outside world (updates for virus & smtp for exchange). Normally one NIC would be okay but in our company we are dealing with another office connected to a leased line wich is on 192.168.1.2. So the gateways on the servers are all set to this port.
Our internet line is on 1.1 so we tried with a additional NIC (on 1.63) to setup the DNS to route outside and it worked (in that stage we found out we could not browse the network but we do not know when we lost it). Then at suddenly after two days fine working, print services were not available anymore.
So we took the second NIC out, deleted the DNS settings and returned to the receipt with one NIC. All services (except the neighbourhood browsing work fine again)
Does anyone knows why the network neighbourhood browsing has gone and how to rebuild that. My feelings go to DNS settings but it’s a little black for me at this time.
Has anyone experience with two gateways or how to setup this working fine?
I hope someone can help out, thanks already