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Websense DC Agent error 4096

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I have Websense 6.3.3 running on windows 2003 R2 with Pix integration. Websense is working fine but I keep getting Event ID 4096 on my websense server for domains that are not in use.

System error while enumerating the domain controllers. domain: WORKGROUP ecode: 2107 : message: The device is not connected.

System error while enumerating the domain controllers. domain: MSHOME ecode: 2107 : message: The device is not connected.

I have been trying to figure out where Websense is getting this info. If I go to My Network Places I see these networks listed as well as our domain. We have four instances of websense runninig at 4 locations on different subnets. The message is more of a nuinsance than a problem because all 4 servers log the same error. My dc_config.txt file has the correct dc listed so I am assuming websense is getting this from active directory. Can someone tell where I can look?
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You have at leaast two machine on the LAN that are set as worgroup machines,...one using WORKGROUP and the other one using MSHOME.

Websense appearantly doesn't have the sense (yes pun intended) to know the difference between a Workgroup and a Domain and is expecting to find a "Domain Controller" for those two items,...which is impossible since they don't exist because they are not a Domain but are a workgroup

BTW - Workgroups and Domains are not "networks".  Networks are cables, switches, hubs, and routers.  Workgroups and Domians are Administrative Boundaries & Environments.
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Thanks for the info and the destinction. So I either find the workgroup PCs and join them to our Domain or get get use to seeing the errors.
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....or rename the Workgroup name to match the spelling of the Netbios name of the real Domain.

...or yes,...get used to seeing the errors,...and ignore them.
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Ok. The first suggestion sounds good. Thanks for the help.
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