Netbios name resolution

A client has two Windows 2003 servers in the same AD domain but on different sites (joined with an IPSec VPN)

both are configured as DNS servers
We just replaced one of the Cisco ASA 5505 routers with one from another brand

Everything works fine except name resolution for netbios names belonging to the remote site
When I ping machine1 the host isn't known
When I ping machine2.domain.local I get a response

The "Use Netbios over TCP/IP" is selected on both servers and on the workstation
What is going on ?

Yann ShukorOwnerAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
On the network adapter settings you need to make sure that Append DNS Suffix is selected. So when you ping the flat name of the computer (NETBios) it will automatically append the FQDN of the domain.

Once you have done that then it should work for you.


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