I have been scratching my head over these some time now, but I am no
solving these minor but irritating problems. I know that a lot of time
has been spent on fixing similar problems, but I don't know if these are
related or independent. I would be grateful if someone could point me in
the right direction.
SBS4.5 on PDC. NT4.0 sp 4 on BDC (I know Jeff won't like this, but it
turned out lucky)
25 Workstations running NT4 mostly SP4 some SP6
LAN is spread over 3 fibre legs with the servers using Fast Ether
Channels into the central switch. DHCP enabled
1. PDC will not validate logons. Clients will not auto install when
setup with the magic disk. I can't find the SBS style logon script
anywhere, I think the guys who installed the system deleted it when I
asked them to set up a logon script to map drives. I wrote an LMHosts
file for the PDC which solved the browser elections but not the logon
prob. If this is the problem, where can I get another copy of the logon
2. Some workstations are invisible to Network Neighbourhood. Even two
which are on the same switch as the servers do not show up. They ping
OK. I have checked the registry to see if they have been hidden (they
are account department machines) but they haven't.
3. One machine can be seen under Net Neighbourhood but there is no
access to the shares. It is the one I want to use as a Scan Router host
so I put it onto fixed IP 10.0.0.15 if that is relevant.
4. The BDC was originally set up with only one NIC plugged in (not me!)
I plugged in the second NIC, enabled Fast Ether Channel but if I leave
it on a fixed IP as it was before, no one can browse network
Neighbourhood and drives mapped to that machine fail. So I guess it
still thinks it is the master browser despite the LMHosts file?
Sorry to dump all these in one massive post, but I am getting bald
before my time.