Cannot list computers in other subnet in Active Directory
Posted on 2006-05-21
2 Windows 2000 Servers running Active directory on different subnets but same domain. Connected over a VPN.
Server 1 crashes 2 weeks ago, reinstall and pull Active Directory information and DNS off of server 2
All computers listed properly in Active Directory and server 1 is running without a problem except now when I am on subnet 1, I cannot "list" computers on subnet 2 when I go into "My Network Places" in Windows Explorer. If I am on subnet 2, likewise, I cannot "list" computers on subnet 1 when I go into "My Network Places" in Windows Explorer. All the computers are properly listed in the "Active directory Users and Computers" and if I do a windows xp search for a computer (using the its name) on the other subnet, it will find it. All computers are listed in DNS with reverse look up. Each workstation uses the local server for its primary DNS and the vpn connected subnet server for its secondary DNS. DNS records are identical on both machines and sync with each other.
Prior to the crash and reinstall, selecting the domain from the "Microsoft Windows Network" on windows explorer would always display all the servers and workstations on the domain, no matter what subnet they were in.