Some PC's do not Show in Network List
Posted on 2009-07-16
The problem I am having is that a few PC's do not show under my network list. These PC's are connected to the domain and as far as I know do not have any issue. However when I look at a Network list of all PC's in the domain some are missing, however they are listed in AD. I think the problem lies somewhere with Pre-Windows 2000 domain name versus full domain name.
I found the problem while trying to install some new anti-virus software. When I pull a list of PC's it is using the pre-windows 2000 domain list, when I manually enter a name that was not on the list it shows that the domain is listed as the full domain name.
Example: ABCTECH is the pre-2000 domain name and ABCTECHNOLOGY.COM is the full domain name.
Along with not being able to push out my anti-virus install is that I cannot access the PC via explorer. I can ping or use RDP to access the PC.
I have tried removing from the domain and re-adding but the same issue is there.
I am currently have 2 Windows 2000 domain controllers
PC's are mosty XP Pro- PC's with the issue are XP Pro.
If someone has some insight on this it would be appreciated.