Domain Computers Disappear from View

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I have a network of about 25 computers using a Windows Server 2003 as a domain controller. I have a VPN for users to work from home. When a remote user logs in through the VPN, the only computer visible in the domain is that remote computer. I can reach any network computer by doing the <computer_name> thing, but not by navigating from My Network Places to Entire Network to Microsoft Windows Network to <domain_name>. When that remote user logs off, everything returns. Why should this be happening?

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Just to clarify, I’m assuming you mean that the whole (25 systems) domain is affected by the logged in user.

Given that, I’d start combing through the event logs, looking for time-coincident events. Do this for both the domain controller AND the remote user’s systems.

Bob

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  • TedRizzi
    Im not sure what is causing your problem, but I can assure you that its a netbios issue. do you have a wins server?, if not you might consider installing wins service on one of your servers, and setting up your clients to use it. Net work neighborhood uses netbios to broadcast computer names, active directory uses dns. if your having a problem with seeing computers in network neighborhood, then your having a netbios problem.
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