Solved

Issues resolving NETBios names.

Posted on 2008-10-10
8
283 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Hey Everyone.  
Heres the quick scenerio I ran into, and need some steps to take.
I have installed 2 2003 SP2 servers on VMware GSX, sitting on a Fresh install of Windows XP PRO.
I ran DCPROMO on Server 1 (Test-DC, 192.168.0.10), and created the testIT.test (during DNS portion of the setup).
On second server (Test-DC2 192.168.0.11) I ran DCPROMO and chose adding an addtional server to the domain.  It found the domain fine.
I was able to create users on DC and they replicated to DC2 fine.
I was able to RDP using NetBios names on another XP unit, when it was still part of a WorkGroup. SInce I added this XP unit to the domain, I cannot RDP using Netbios names to either server, unless I use IP.
- In the DNS portion of each server, I have added each others IP for DNS .

I am unable to use NetBios name to  RDP to either server, from DC toDC2 or vice versa.

   
0
Comment
Question by:camoIT
8 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:MikeKane
ID: 22687208
I would say that since you joined the domain, the XP system is automatically appending a domain to the names for resolution.    

So instead of just searching for server1, its searching for server1.domain.com (or something like that)
0
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 22687546
ALso check that DNS is  OK and run DCDIAG as well as Netdiag on the servers.


I hope this helps !
0
 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 22687565
Make sure your servers don't have 127.0.0.1 in their TCP\IP settings for DNS. List only internal DNS servers in their TCP\IP properties. The samething for the clients.
0
Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

 
LVL 59

Expert Comment

by:Darius Ghassem
ID: 22687581
Sorry so your DNS servers listed in the TCP\IP properties for clients and servers should be 192.168.0.11 & 192.168.0.10
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:camoIT
ID: 22687976
Thanks to all who have helped soo far.

Just to be clear, these 2 servers are fresh installs.  I added DNS during DCPROMO, so I havent performed any configurations to DNS.  Further more, When I shutdown DC1, I would think that the backup DC2 should run the show...This didnt happen.

I will test your answers, and hopefully someone is online to help when Im in front of the testbed.

0
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Darius Ghassem earned 250 total points
ID: 22688083
When you Dcpromo the DNS settings go to 127.0.0.1 which need to be the IP address of your server. The backup DC2 needs to be a Global Catalog to take logon requests.
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:ChiefIT
ID: 22692349
HMM, I wonder if the XP box took over as domain master browser.

Can you look at the PDCe and see if you have 8021 or 8032 errors in event logs?
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:camoIT
ID: 22711663
Thanks for all who helped me to correct this problem..

Since I added DNS of each DC to one another i.e. DC1 has DNS IP's of Both servers.  It is workign correctly.

0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
In this article, I am going to show you how to simulate a multi-site Lab environment on a single Hyper-V host. I use this method successfully in my own lab to simulate three fully routed global AD Sites on a Windows 10 Hyper-V host.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question