Browser service problem with 2 or more nics
Posted on 2004-11-17
We have a problem with two of our W2K3 servers.
The problem is, that the browser service doesn’t work properly. If I do a net view none of the machines show up in the list.
If I disable the second network card the problem disappears, but I need this one for backup purposes.
I already tried the following:
Using the net server command to make sure the parameter hidden is not set.
Disable the use of netbios over tcp/ip, and even disable wins completely on the second adapter.
Complete delete of all records in the wins-database.
Verified the binding order to make sure the first nic is first in the list.
Used routing and remote access to completely separate all traffic in the two lan’s.
If the browser service isn’t working on the second nic, I don’t care, I don’t need it there, but I need it on the first one.
So I really don’t know it anymore.
If I completely reinstall and start all over, it appears in the browser list for about an hour, before appearing again and never showing up anymore.
Any advice or tips to troubleshoot further?