computers not showing in My Network places
Posted on 2007-10-18
We have two DC. The PDC is Server 2000 and the secondary DC is Server 2003 with exchange. we have two other servers that are not DC-- Server 2003,and Linux.
Today the admin that is in charge of the Linux server said the linux server somehow got disconnected from the network. He was able to reconnect everything and I didnt think anything further Later I got a call that two users were unable to connect to OWA.
I went ahead and verfied that I could connect to Web email with no problems, but just to make sure everything was ok I logged into the Exchange server. I checked the Event Viewer and did not see any problems. I was able to ping all servers and the primary domain controller. However, i went into network places and selected my Domian. There were only two machines in the list-- the exchange server and the linux server. I was able to search and find any machine on my network. I was able to go to run and type in the name of the PDC and view any of its shared files. I did a NSLOOKUP and it had no problems with any servers and or workstations.
I then logged into the PDC and was able to see all machines, including the exchange server, in my network places. I have no idea what may have caused this. I guess I will most likely have to restart the exchange server.
Does anyone have any ideas what would have caused this? I dont understand how the linux server disconnected and now is the only machine that shows up in the Exchange Servers My Network Places.