Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

cant access some computer in the domain using \\computername , restart solve the problem for a while

Posted on 2011-03-03
8
Medium Priority
?
313 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
hi

i have new penomenome latlly that all of the sudden i can access some computer using \\computername

this causes the printers sharing to stop working and people cant print.

ping to the compter name and ip is ok... the only problem is to browse the computer using \\computername or \\ip-address.

i tried to check if something is blocking it but coudnt find anything.
restart solves the problem, but only temporery.
formating solve for even but this is costy solution.


pls advise on the matter...

thx
0
Comment
Question by:ymg800
8 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Tripyre
ID: 35031052
can you RDP into the server when you cant access it via the name?  If this is the case, what might be happening is a non-paged pool memory leak, causing the server to fall from the domain.  I would also check the system logs to see if someone tried to reboot the server and it was not successful.
0
 

Author Comment

by:ymg800
ID: 35031085
hi

this is not a server, it's happenning on computer client with windows xp

0
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
vulle earned 2000 total points
ID: 35036011
Problem is you Computer Browser service is taking (or Computer Browser service of some other computer on the network) control over browsing. You will probably see info in EVent logs about forcing elections for master browser on the network.
Take a look at page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/188305
This might help you. You need to find the problematic computer on the network and disable browser elections for that computer. Windows Server OS always takes this role from client OS (Win XP, Vista, 7 etc)
0
Lessons on Wi-Fi & Recommendations on KRACK

Simplicity and security can be a difficult  balance for any business to tackle. Join us on December 6th for a look at your company's biggest security gap. We will also address the most recent attack, "KRACK" and provide recommendations on how to secure your Wi-Fi network today!

 

Author Comment

by:ymg800
ID: 35066614
hi

how do i fing the problematic computer and disable the election for that computer?

i not familiar about the computer browser, but i noticed that the service on the computer that i cant browse to is down, so i started the  Computer Browser servic (was on automatic) and define to restart the service in the service option when failover occures.

i also restarte the computer browser service on the domain controller which is also the master browser.

so far i didnt heard complaints about that problem but it is to soon to determine.
is there more steps i can take to make sure the problem wont happend again?

thx.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Kevin Hays
ID: 35264104
On the DC do dcdiag /v > c:\dns.txt
This will test your DNS and make sure everything passes.  Just look at that file when it's done.
Also check the event logs.
start/run/eventvwr
See if there is anything related to your problem.

Kevin
0
 
LVL 21

Expert Comment

by:wyliecoyoteuk
ID: 35264940
Might also be a WINS problem, make sure that WINS is not running, and that no PC is using a WINS client.
0

Featured Post

Get your Disaster Recovery as a Service basics

Disaster Recovery as a Service is one go-to solution that revolutionizes DR planning. Implementing DRaaS could be an efficient process, easily accessible to non-DR experts. Learn about monitoring, testing, executing failovers and failbacks to ensure a "healthy" DR environment.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you’re involved with your company’s wide area network (WAN), you’ve probably heard about SD-WANs. They’re the “boy wonder” of networking, ostensibly allowing companies to replace expensive MPLS lines with low-cost Internet access. But, are they …
This article explains the fundamentals of industrial networking which ultimately is the backbone network which is providing communications for process devices like robots and other not so interesting stuff.
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…
Monitoring a network: why having a policy is the best policy? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the enormous benefits of having a policy-based approach when monitoring medium and large networks. Software utilized in this v…

916 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question