Dameware and Windows 2008 R2 AD/DC

We have added Win2008 R2 AD/DC/GC to our Domain and transferred the roles from our 2003 box to the 2008 box.  

Since then we have lost machines that reside on site 1 and site 2 in the network neighbour hood and also in dameware.

We have also added DHCP, DNS roles on the 2008 servers and added these new boxes to all the servers with staic ip's.

We also attempted a change of firewall rules (managed by isp) which seems to be too coincidental.

So, any ideas what may be stopping viewing these machines???
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CHI-LTDAsked:
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Mike KlineCommented:
Can you check the computer browser service on the new 20008 DC.  The networking team had a blog that may help you out

http://blogs.technet.com/b/networking/archive/2008/07/25/netbios-browsing-across-subnets-may-fail-after-upgrading-to-windows-server-2008.aspx

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Mike
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Added file services with default options and set automatic on the computer browser, rebooted still no machines on opposite sites.

How long shall i wait?
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Populating/Browsing!!!

But, should i really use WINS?  I installed this as i thought this was the issue, clearly not
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Mike KlineCommented:
Definitely understand why you installed WINS.  It is not hurting anything to have WINS but if you don't need it you can uninstall it now...you can always enable it again in the future if you need WINS.

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Mike
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Sure, but don't really know what it does in the real world and if there are overheads????!
Currently using it on 2k3
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Mike KlineCommented:
Do you have any legacy apps that may rely on WINS, not a ton of overhead.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
TBH, not sure.  But, i think it maybe useful for VPN users?!
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Mike KlineCommented:
If you are not sure then I'd keep it up...better to be safe than sorry. Then do some testing ask app owners etc.

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Mike
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Perfect!
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