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    hi all,

    Every time i restart our DNS Server then all the mapped drives on my desktop that mapped from the share folders on this server fail. it errors out with the message when i click to connect "An error occurred while connecting .... Microsoft Windows Network: Logon Failure: The target account name is incorrect. This connection has not been restored". And if i tried to connect to this DNS server at that time by typing the name: \\Servername, it would not let me either.
    But if i use the IP Address instead \\192.168.3.22 to connect and map the drives then it works just fine and the mapped drives stay.

    do you know what is failing with the WINS Server ? TIA.

  • #2
    Re: WINS Sever failed ?

    are you in the same LAN segment as your DNS server?
    are you using DHCP or you have static address?
    The chase is better than the catch

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    • #3
      Re: WINS Sever failed ?

      hi Ip2host,

      are you in the same LAN segment as your DNS server? ---- Yes
      are you using DHCP or you have static address? ---- we use DHCP

      Thanks,

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      • #4
        Re: WINS Sever failed ?

        Is WINS running on the server stated in the DHCP scope???

        When you search for records on the WINS server do you see the record that you need???

        Can you map the drive using the FQDN???

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        • #5
          Re: WINS Sever failed ?

          Check for the necessary records in DNS zones.
          Do you have reverse lookup zone? if so check PTR record of your DNS server.
          Did this happened just from one station or it is a problem with other stations too?
          The chase is better than the catch

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          • #6
            Re: WINS Sever failed ?

            Originally posted by wullieb1 View Post
            Is WINS running on the server stated in the DHCP scope??? -------- Yes

            When you search for records on the WINS server do you see the record that you need??? ------ Yes

            Can you map the drive using the FQDN???
            ---- No, i can not.
            Last edited by spn; 8th September 2009, 21:48.

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            • #7
              Re: WINS Sever failed ?

              Originally posted by ip2host View Post
              Check for the necessary records in DNS zones.
              Do you have reverse lookup zone? if so check PTR record of your DNS server. ------ it shows everything... PTR record of DNS as well as WINS
              Did this happened just from one station or it is a problem with other stations too?
              --- It happened to some stations, not all. i just check and see that some wins 2000 and wins xp had not failed to connect to the mapped drives.
              Last edited by spn; 8th September 2009, 21:48.

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              • #8
                Re: WINS Sever failed ?

                So there could possibkly be a DNS issue then.

                Can you ping the server using the FQDN??

                Can you ping the server using its netbios name??

                Go onto the server and ensure that the user trying to map the drive has the correct permissions to connect to the share and the correct NTFS permissions.

                Can you post an IPCONFIG /ALL from both the client and the server.

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                • #9
                  Re: WINS Sever failed ?

                  can you please tell me are that stations laptops or desktops?
                  what network card do they have?
                  on one of the problematic stations do the following:
                  ipconfig /release
                  ipconfig /flushdns
                  ipconfig /registerdns
                  ipconfig /renew
                  then try to map drive with FQDN.
                  The chase is better than the catch

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