DFS Access using NetBIOS name - stopped working?
Posted on 2014-03-04
We have DFS setup on a 2003 domain, and it has been been setup for a few years without any issues - however, we restarted some servers over the weekend and since then we have had several users that are unable to access the shares using the domain NetBIOS name...
Using the FQDN name works fine:
Using the NetBIOS name fails
It looks like pre-Windows 7/server 2008 machines can connect OK, but newer machines are having difficulty (network path cannot be found) - (that may be coincidence...)
One thing I have noticed, when doing "ipconfig /all" - machines that can access the share OK have WINS servers specified, the newer machines / machines that cant access the shares do not have wins servers listed... I don't know if that is significant or not - and I have never noticed that before, so it may be normal and unrelated.
Does anyone have any ideas on what is going wrong / how to fix it?