New Server not showing up in "My Network Places"
Posted on 2009-12-28
I have a single domain AD forest with three sites divided by subnets and Netopia routers. The sites are connected by PPTP tunnels.
Site A is the main site, with two DC servers, and Exchange server, and several other servers, as well as 40-50 Win XP clients. There is DHCP, 2-DNS, WINS
Site B is a small office with a single server serving 5 users. This single server provides all of the basics: AD DC, DNS, DHCP, WINS.
Site C is the new site with the "Problem" server. This site is still in the development stages, as there is only one server, and I am still setting up the basics.
This site is a new member of my existing domain, and is growing out of (along side of) an existing Linux based domain with Samba and Zimbra for email. This existing site is not a part of this, except that we are sharing space and resources while everything transitions from this old domain to the new one which is Site C.
The new Site C has one AD DC server hosting DNS, WINS. We choose for now to keep the existing DHCP from the old domain running and use this rather than add another DHCP server and IP scope. This new Site is also using a pair of "Riverbed Steelhead" appliances between the new office (Site C), and the main office (Site A).
The problem seems simple, but I can't get a handle on what the solution is:
Weather on the new server, or on any server/workstation from the Site A office, when I browse the Domain machines in My Network Places, I can see everything except the new server.
I can ping it. I can map a drive to a shared resource in this new server. and sometimes it shows up, but not for long.
I have tried disabling the Riverbed appliances, assuming that there was a problem due to these accelerating the connection: other than slowing down the link between the offices, this did not make any difference.
I have done what I know how to do in checking the settings for WINS, DNS, etc, and have found nothing that I can think of that would cause this.
Any assistance here would be appreatiated.
Thanks in advance.