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    I have a machine, Server 2003 Domain Controller, that has network shares on it.

    XP Pro SP3 machines trying to acess those shares are having some weird issues.

    When browsing to \\servername\, I get a blank page within Windows Explorer with '0 Objects' listed.

    When browsing to \\serverIP\, it works properly.

    When browsing to \\servername.domain-name.local\, it works properly.

  • #2
    Re: Browse to \\servername not working

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    • #3
      Re: Browse to \\servername not working

      Is it happening for all the clients or just one?
      Can you post an IPconfig /all?
      On the DNS tab of Advanced TCP/IP settings have you got have you got Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix and Register this connection's address in DNS selected?
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      • #4
        Re: Browse to \\servername not working

        Do your clients accept DHCP from the domain controller?

        If so check the DNS settings that your DHCP server is leasing outwards.

        Just a thought after having this issue a few times after DNS servers have been misplaced through the DHCP server.

        Cheers,
        Nick

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        • #5
          Re: Browse to \\servername not working

          Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
          Is it happening for all the clients or just one?
          This is happening on all workstations.

          Can you post an IPconfig /all?
          Here is an ipconfig /all for the workstation:

          Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
          (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
          C:\Documents and Settings\username>ipconfig /all
          Windows IP Configuration
          Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PCNAME
          Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : DOMAINNAME
          Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
          IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
          WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
          DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : DOMAINNAME DOMAINNAME

          Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
          Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : DOMAINNAME
          Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
          on
          Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1C-C0-30-C4-61
          Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
          Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
          IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.180.37.216
          Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
          Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.180.37.3
          DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.180.37.230
          DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.180.37.230
          Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.180.37.230
          Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 01, 2009 9:57:52 P
          M
          Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 09, 2009 9:57:52
          PM
          C:\Documents and Settings\username>

          On the DNS tab of Advanced TCP/IP settings have you got have you got Append parent suffixes of the primary DNS suffix and Register this connection's address in DNS selected?
          Yes, both are selected.

          Do your clients accept DHCP from the domain controller?
          Yes they do.

          If so check the DNS settings that your DHCP server is leasing outwards.

          Just a thought after having this issue a few times after DNS servers have been misplaced through the DHCP server.

          Cheers,
          Nick
          I will go thought the DHCP settings in details this morning. One intersted note, however, is that if you run "ping -a SERVERIP", it resolves properly to SERVERNAME.DOMAINNAME.LOCAL.

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          • #6
            Re: Browse to \\servername not working

            Can you resolve via a reverse ping? say Name to IP?

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