Unable to access "My My Network Places" from a specific network/vlan.
Posted on 2006-03-28
Ok I have working on this problem for weeks and can’t find a solution to it. My problem is that one out of my 5 networks is unable to browse “My Network Places”. Users from the other 4 can browse theirs fine but on one building the cant.
Now before I start getting turn of your firewall solutions ill tell you that is not the problem. The windows firewall is disable through the whole domain.
So let me explain my set up to you.
5 subnets 192.168.1.0 – 192.168.5.0/24
For my layer 3 routing I use a cisco 3560 switch.
Each of one of my networks is a vlan that plugs into my 3560 switch.
Each one of my vlans forwards dhcp broadcast using the ip helper-address command
There are not acl list between vlans and every vlan interface is configure the exact same way.
Ok now for what I have tried on the troubled network, I have used browstat status, elect, getmaster, forceannounce, and announce. Each one of these commands except status gives me an access denied error. The status command just tells me that “browsing is not active on this domain”.
Each one of the other networks provides me with successful results using each command.
Does anyone have any idea what might be going on here?