IP Scheme changed, now other problems


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John

We recently changed the IP scheme in our office. We have 10 servers,
70 workstations and 30 printers. I am having several problems, that
I'm not sure are related or not:

1) Browsing network neighborhood, we can no longer see our local
servers. We can see servers at our other sites and we can see the
local workstations.

2) finding printers using the search feature - no printers show up. If
we type in \\servername\printername we can find them.

3) Ghost boot diskette - unable to find the ghost server, (which is a
windows XP workstation with ghost images on it.)

All of these things worked properly before the change. DNS records
appear proper. Any suggestions on where the problem is?

Thanks,

John
 
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Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]

John said:
We recently changed the IP scheme in our office. We have 10 servers,
70 workstations and 30 printers. I am having several problems, that
I'm not sure are related or not:

1) Browsing network neighborhood, we can no longer see our local
servers. We can see servers at our other sites and we can see the
local workstations.

Are you using WINS? You should be...
2) finding printers using the search feature - no printers show up. If
we type in \\servername\printername we can find them.

I believe that's still related to browsing, which is still related to
NetBIOS and hence WINS...
3) Ghost boot diskette - unable to find the ghost server, (which is a
windows XP workstation with ghost images on it.)

All of these things worked properly before the change. DNS records
appear proper. Any suggestions on where the problem is?

First, make sure DNS is 100% OK and all clients/servers specify only the
internal DNS server IP(s) for DNS. Then check out WINS issues.
 
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Phillip Windell

"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
Are you using WINS? You should be...

To add to that, I would delete all the entries out of WINS and then let them
repopulate on their own. I've had a few "screwy" WINS situations corrected
by just clearing the database and letting it rebuild.

On the DNS I wouldn't want to delete everything, but I would want to verify
that the Zone with the new IP#s is correct and that the machine to IP
relationship is accuarte.
 

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