DNS and DHCP question


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EN

I recently installed a new Windows 2000 Advanced Server
(SP4) and installed Active Directory and DNS. I added
users to the Active Directory Users and Computer console
as well as one computer to the Computers Folder. I went
to that one computer and ran the Network Identification
Wizard and that appeared to run fine. I was prompted to
reboot and I did. I logged into the domain with no
problem however, when I go to My Network Places and go
into Microsoft Network and double click on the domain
name, I get the following message: "<network name> is not
accessible. The list of servers for this workgroup is not
currently available." This is a new server that does not
have or has ever had IP information for any other servers.

The DHCP server that the workstations get their IP
addresses from is not housed in our network but rather in
a different department. In ipconfig /all on the
workstation, the following shows up:

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name............... : <computer name>
Primary DNS Suffix............ : <domain.org>
Node Type............... : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled............. : No
WINS Proxy Enabled............: No
DNS Suffix Search List..........: <domain.org>
olddomain.org
(this is the domain we are moving away from and is not in
the new server's IP configuration at all)


Ethernet adapter Local Area Network

Connection-specific DNS Suffix....: olddomain.org
Description.............: SiS 900 PCIFast
Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address...........: <physical address>
DCHP Enabled...........: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled.......: Yes
IP Address.............: 192.168.9.130
Subnet Mask..............: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway...........: 192.168.9.1
DHCP Server..............: 192.168.9.2
DNS Server..............: 192.168.9.6
Primary WINS Server..........: 192.168.9.6
Lease Obtained...........: Monday, March 29, 2004
2:02:14 PM
Lease Expires...........: Tuesday, April 6, 2004
3:02:14 PM

Could the fact that we are still receiving our IP
addresses from the current DHCP server be causing
problems? Any help is appreciated.
Thank you,
 
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Matt Hickman

EN said:
when I go to My Network Places and go
into Microsoft Network and double click on the domain
name, I get the following message: "<network name> is not
accessible. The list of servers for this workgroup is not
currently available." This is a new server that does not
have or has ever had IP information for any other servers.

The information in "My Network Places" comes from the Browser.
which is NetBIOS based. This is possibly a WINS issue. Try
doing the following from the conmmand line:

net view /DOMAIN:<domainname>

for both domains.

You could also try the following:

nbtstat -nscr
 

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