Network Browsing issues
Posted on 2006-06-23
Hello, on my network at work we have 2 domain controllers: 1) windows 2000 server 2) windows 2003 storage server.
On this network I am extremely limited as to how many computers I can see via browsing network neighborhood, on ANY of the copmputers, workstations and servers alike. We are running a DNS server locally on our Windows 2000 server, and most if not all workstations are pointed to it for DNS. I am also running a WINS server on the 2000 server, but not all are pointed to it for WINS just yet. The ones that are still have the same issue anyway.
Here's an example of what I see:
In network neighborhood maybe a few mapped drives show up, never all of them. Sometimes the workgroup/domain the computer is part of will not show up. Usually the 2000 server domain shows, but never the 2003 server domain. Typically a couple workstations will be browsable, but thats it.
Yet I can still reach every computer I have persmissions to, if I type in \\computername in the address bar. And I can ping every computer by IP and computername.
Is this a master browser issue? DNS? WINS? Please, any help would be greatly appreciated as this problem is rather vague, and getting to the bottom of it isn't easy for somene who's not an expert!