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Windows 2003 Server DNS Networking Question / Issue

I have a windows 2003 server that when I run "net view" on it doesn't show any other computers on the network. However if I ping those computers by name then I can ping them and even ping them by their IP adddresses.

I checked the server's settings compared to another server's network settings and everything is matching.

Could there at all be something misconfigured on the ROUTER/GATEWAY that would prevent this particular server from seeing all the computers through "net view"?

And if I run "net view \\computer" from the server, it shows. But if I just run "net view" and enter then it says "There are no entries in the list.". This networking issue seems to be affecting our ability to use symantec to discover remote workstations on the LAn for pushing out installations, too.
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jqsolara
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65tdCommented:
net view is a netbios function.
Is there a master browser on the subnet the missing servers are on?
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tsuzuharaCommented:
Is your server behind any kind of firewalls, routers, VLANs or anything that could prevent NetBIOS broadcast packets to travel on the network?
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KCTSCommented:
Any router is going to block the NETBIOS broadcasts preventing tou from seeing anything on the other side of the router. If you must use NETBIOS features across routers/subnets (Active Directiory does not need it) you need to install and configure WINS
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pstrawserCommented:
KCTS, i agree with you man about install WINS server..    and setup that do your dhcp server so all user get  wins put on their ip..  
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jqsolaraAuthor Commented:
I'm not sure. On all of our other servers they can see systems fine but do not have WINS enabled.

This error however I am continuing to receive in the DNS Event Viewer:

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Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      DNS
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      4015
Date:            10/1/2007
Time:            9:10:38 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      MUSKOGEESRV
Description:
The DNS server has encountered a critical error from the Active Directory. Check that the Active Directory is functioning properly. The extended error debug information (which may be empty) is "". The event data contains the error.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 51 00 00 00               Q...    
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I Tried uninstalling and reinstalling DNS on the server but it didn't seem to fix the issue, just keep getting that same message in event viewer
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pstrawserCommented:
where ever you installed the DNS/DHCP/ also install WINS into that server..   and when you are assigning Static IP to the server, just make sure that you go to the WINS area and put in the IP address of the server you installed WINS from. hope that help
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ChiefITCommented:
It sounds like you recreated the AD integrated DNS zone. So, try restarting the netlogon service.

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ChiefITCommented:
How goes the battle?
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