Cannot see computers at remote sites in my network places
Posted on 2006-05-26
I recently upgraded all my firewalls. I have Sonicwall TZ 150s at the remotes and a TZ170 at the main site. I have remote sites connected to the main site via site to site VPN. I have internal WINS and DNS servers at the main site.
The tcp/ip configs are as folllows
primary is dns of isp
secondary is dns of isp
third is 192.168.20.2
Enable NetBios over TCP/IP is enabled
Netbios broadcasts are enabled in the firewall and in the vpn connection
I did not set our internal dns servers at the main site as the primary and secondary dns for the remotes as I understand dns over a vpn is not recommended. I set the primary as the third in hopes that this would resolve.
However, when I browse the network, open my domain (all computers are in the same domain and are either W2Ksp4 or XP Pro SP2) i cannot see the computers at the remote sites.
the browser service and all that jazz is enabled on all pcs
when i browse my domain from one of the remote pcs, i can only see the pcs at the main site.
When I set the primary dns for the remotes to 192.168.20.2 i am able to see them when i browse my domain, however i don't want to use dns over the vpn
why isn't wins and netbios working?
do i need to rejoin the computer accounts to the domain?