How to set up name resolution on redundant networks
Posted on 2009-05-13
Some PC's (Servers/Clients), running Win2003 Server, two of them set up as WINS Servers. Applications not of interest for problem. Every station is equipped with two network interfaces, configured to separate IP network segments, thus resulting in two physically and logically independent, fully redundant networks.
Problem: The WINS servers seem to return only one of the possible IP addresses if asked for the address of a given system. Which address is the WINS server returns is IMHO dependent on random issues, possibly which address the server has seen last from that station. If one card fails in a system (or a cable/router/switch/NIC gets defective etc.) a random number of stations is not reachable by name (but surely by the remaning of it's IP's directly), because the station is provided with the addresses in the defective network.
I need a way to teach Windows to try to resolve a name with any IPs known ?