Net view Explain

Hi there,

I have a question on net view.

In my office network, we have four different subnet. 10.165.3.x , 10.165.16.x, 10.165.17.x and 10.165.19.x.

My machine is on 10.165.19.x subnet. and DNS/DC is on 10.165.16.x.

When i check the net view. I can't see the machine from 10.165.17.x subnet.

Do you know the reason why is that?

Regards,
Koala
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oBdACommented:
For "net view" to work properly, you will need
- a WINS server, used on all machines
- NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled
- the Computer Browser service running
Description of the Microsoft Computer Browser Service
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188001

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wantabe2Commented:
like oBdA said, if you don't have WINS running on a server the net view cmd will not work properly. another issue could be your DNS server is not properly configured at 10.165.16.x
oBdACommented:
wantabe2,
DNS is not at all involved in this. The "classic" Network Neighborhood is completely NetBIOS based. You could actually run a complete NT4 domain without DNS.
fr0nkCommented:
Since you're refering to IP adresses I assume you didn't use the host name at all. So I assume there's no NetBIOS / WINS resolution in place or you don't use it.

When

In my office network, we have four different subnet. 10.165.3.x , 10.165.16.x, 10.165.17.x and 10.165.19.x.
What netmask do you use?

My machine is on 10.165.19.x subnet. and DNS/DC is on 10.165.16.x.
I just assume you have a /24 netmask.

When i check the net view. I can't see the machine from 10.165.17.x subnet.
It's probably not being routet properly between those subnets.

If you do anything (net view, ping, net use, etc.) and specify a destination that is not in your subnet, your frame containing the packet will have to be routed to its destination by your network layer.

Can you ping the machine?
Can you see the proper IP <-> MAC mapping from the machine when invoking
arp -a

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?
Does the firewall allow TCP/135 on the destination machine? For testing you can just
netsh firewall set opmode disable

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(2k3/xp) or
netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state off

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Glen KnightCommented:
This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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