Windows NT clients cannot browse / connect to Member server resources

Windows NT clients cannot browse / connect to Member server resources

Post by Steve Ever » Wed, 01 Jun 2005 01:21:32


Hello,

I have SBS 2003 premium with a Windows 2003 member server. My problem is
that my Windows NT clients cannot browse / connect to any (printers /
shares ) of the resources on the member server. The XP clients work
perfectly.

Any ideas??

Thanks

Steve Everington
 
 
 

Windows NT clients cannot browse / connect to Member server resources

Post by TimeTravel » Wed, 01 Jun 2005 01:31:50

You need to implememnt WINS properly on the network for the NT Clients

Unlike 2000/XP they do not use DNS for name resolution

TT

 
 
 

Windows NT clients cannot browse / connect to Member server resources

Post by v-chaya » Wed, 01 Jun 2005 21:06:15

Hi Steve,

Thanks for using this newsgroup. Time thanks for your updates.


Please note that Windows NT is out of support life cycle, so you might
encountered some issue with this OS, also as I know NT is not the fully
compatible client on domain. However I would like to give you some
troubleshooting steps, if it still not work, it is your best interest to
update the OS.

According to your description, I understand that any of your Windows NT
clients could not browse the resources on member server.

In order to isolate the issue, please help gather the information below:

1. Please make sure that WINS is started on your SBS 2003 domain, you
can refer to the steps below to start the WINS service,
1. Click Start , point to Settings , and then click Network
Connections .
2. Right-click the local area connection that you want to be
statically configured, and then click Properties .
3. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) , click Properties , click
Advanced , and then click the WINS tab.
4. Click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP .

2. Please paste the detailed error messages you encountered when you
access the shared resources on member server, please also check the event
view to see if there are some error event.
3. Could you test if you can access the shared resources on member
through IP address, for example if you access the http://server ip address/
share folder/ does the issue still exists? Can you reproduce this on SBS
server shared resources?
4. It might be caused by the SMB signing issue; you can refer to the
following KB article to disable SMB signing on NT clients to see if the
issue can be resolved?

811497 Error Message When Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 Client Logs On to
Windows Server 2003 Domain
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

5. Additionally, as the Windows NT is not a fully compatible client
on SBS domain, I suggest you refer to the following KB article to configure
your Windows NT clients to see if the issue can be resolved:

555038 How to enable Windows 98/ME/NT clients to logon to Windows 2003
based Domains
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

More info:

288358 How to install the Active Directory client extension
http://www.yqcomputer.com/


I appreciate your taking the time to perform tests, if you have any further
concerns, please let me know. I am here waiting for your updates.


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Windows NT clients cannot browse / connect to Member server resources

Post by Steve Ever » Fri, 03 Jun 2005 01:22:49

harles,

Thank you for your detailed reply.

Firstly, yes I know NT is out of support, but unfortunately I have to keep
some machines running it so I can use a couple of old applications that
require it.

Working through your notes:-

1. WINS service is already started.

2. Error message received is: \\(memeber server) is not accessible. The
network path was not found
To get this I:
Started Explorer
Expanded Network Neighbourhood
Expanded (my domain)
Clicked on windows 2003 member server

BTW if I click on either my SBS 2003 server or any of the
Workstations (XP or NT) then it immediately expands the selected item to
show any available shares etc.

No event log entries are generated

3. I CAN successfully access the shared resource by using IP addresses:-

\\(member server ip)\resource name works in Explorer and in Net use
statements from the command prompt
however http://(member_server_ip)/(a hosted site) does not work

4. SMB signing issue - disabling SMB signing has no effect

5. I have worked through the KB articles - they have had no effect.

Seems like its something to do with name resolution, but I'm not sure what!

Regards

Steve Everington

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Post by v-chaya » Fri, 03 Jun 2005 20:24:00

Hi,

Thanks for updates.

I am currently on researching now. I will return to you as soon as
possible. Thanks for understanding.

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Windows NT clients cannot browse / connect to Member server resources

Post by v-chaya » Tue, 07 Jun 2005 18:34:11

Hi Steve,

Here I would like to give you some link refer to how to maintain WINS
records, as you can only access the member server via IP address, it might
be some issue in WINS records. For the NT clients use NETBIOS over TCP/IP
to access the other client via computer name.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/
rHelp/d9752e34-fefc-4709-84b3-9127c68bd384.mspx

Hope the above documents helpful, if you have any further concerns, please
let me know. I am here waiting for your updates.

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