I can't see all the machines on the network on a new DC we set up. I can map to them and ping them, just cant see them all in File Explorer/network. I have a network that we just took over, the previous admin used a domain.com for the DNS / server name that the company does't even own. So to get around the issues we set up static routes for the internal servers. This seems to work fine on the current production server that we will be migrating to a new production server. It can now see all the machines on the network and they show up in File Explorer/network. I have checked all the obvious things, sharing is enabled, all the proper services are running etc. The DNS records between the new and old server match.
So what we have is as follows.
Current server 2008r2: Had to add an a record to point the domain.com to the internal IP now it seems to be working, it can see all machines on the network when you open file explorer.
Old Exchange server 2008r2 that use to be the production server: Moved mail to hosted solution, now it only has data on it that we will be moving.
New server 2016: It will be the new production server to replace these older servers. We added it to the domain, made it a DC. I didn't want to go any further because I can only see a handful of machines on the network. Oddly enough the same machines on the old exchange server are the same machines I can see on the new server. I'm sure I am missing something simple here?
Just strange I can see all the machines on the Current server 2008 but not the other two. All of them have the same settings as far as I can tell.