VMWare: Windows 2000 Mapped network drives and logon server error

I have recently removed AD off an old W2k3 DC. We now have 2 DC's, one is 2008 and the other is 2k3.

The old 2k3 server that had AD removed was running a network share which was moved to the new 2008 server.

We have one VMware virtual machine running Win2k that is now having an issue.

The mapped network drive, which was supposed to be changed with the new script to point to the new server has not changed.

When I try to change it manually it gives me an error:

"The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occured:

There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request."

However it CAN ping this server.

running a set logonserver in command gives me the computer's own name (\\win2k\)

Any thoughts? Let me know if ive missed any vital info as im thinking I probably have.


BrettskiWorkAsked:
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
make sure the dns is pointing to the new domain controllers on the win2k server and test by doing nslookup for resolution
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BrettskiWorkAuthor Commented:
The Vm is running through NAT. It shows 192.168.52.2 as a DNS address. Our network is 10.8.1.0. Im guessing Vmware forwards automatically?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Set the virtual nic to bridge mode so that it's on the same subnet as your other nodes. Then give it a static ip address and current dns servers.  You shouldn't be using NAT in this case
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BrettskiWorkAuthor Commented:
thanks, i thought this may be the issue. I will try that now
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BrettskiWorkAuthor Commented:
now im having another error, the vmware host agent service crashes, even after restarting the service.

This has happened before and I reinstalled vmware server to fix the issue, however this time round.. it hasnt fixed it.

I have googled it and apparently theres a fix which involves an xml file in the hostd directory.. however i cannot find this file on my server.. does anyone know where it can be located on server 2003?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Not sure, normally install/use ESX/ESXi it is much more stable.  What type of hardware are you running this on?
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BrettskiWorkAuthor Commented:
its a dell 1850 rack server, only running this VM. Has 3.2ghz xeon and 4gb ram.

Ive been thinking about installing ESX/ESXi, is this a complicated process to change over?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
To install ESXi will take you 15 minutes.  You will then install VI client by going to http://ip address

Follow this and you could be up and running in 30 min.  With 4GB RAM and VMWare Server you would only have less then 2GB RAM for the VM.  With ESXi you can use most of the RAM for the VM vs the OS
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BrettskiWorkAuthor Commented:
thanks
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