Shared Folders MMC

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I'm running a Windows 2000 management console with a Shared Folders snap-in, for looking at shared folders on a Windows 2000 Advanced Server fileserver. When I look at the Sessions, the Computer column shows some computer names and some IP addresses. I'm wondering how I can see all computer names displayed instead of the IP addresses.
ASKED: September 8, 2005  4:09 PM
UPDATED: September 9, 2005  2:47 PM

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My best guess if some systems are identified by name and some are identified by IP is your DNS or WINS database. The server sees these systems as IPs but is translating to names for you if there is an entry in the database.
I would suggest having all of the client systems register themselves in active directory integrated DNS. This way you can get the name from the IP for all of them.
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  • Serendipity
    I suspect the situation is related to DNS or WINS, too. However, we are already using Active Directory Integrated DNS, and all desktops are either Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP. I've checked several of the computers that show up in the Sessions by their IP address, and they all appear correctly in DNS (both forward and reverse lookup zones) as well as in WINS. I haven't been able to determine what's different between the computers that show up in the Sessions by their computer name and those that show up by their IP address.
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  • Cptrelentless
    It's the same in 2003 server with AD integrated DNS. It's not a bug, it's a feature.
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  • Howard2nd
    Enable 'NetBIOS over TCP' on the workstation. This is on the WINS tab of the ADVANCED choices of the properties dialog for 'Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)'. The default selection depends on the DHCP server to specify this.
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  • Serendipity
    I appreciate all the suggestions. I checked the TCP/IP settings, and NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled on both the computers that show the computer name (NetBIOS name) and the ones that show the IP address. However, I did make a discovery that relates to the version of the management console I'm using. Our domain controllers and file servers have been upgraded to Windows 2003, but my management console is running on Windows 2000 Professional using the Windows 2000 Adminpak tools. When I went to a Windows XP computer running the Windows 2003 Adminpak tools, the mmc for Shared Folders shows the computer names for all sessions, no ip addresses. So this answers my question about how to see all the computer names. I'm still curious about the difference between the workstation computers, though. On the 2003 console, the computers that used to show the ip address now show the computer name using the fully qualified domain name, while the computers that have always shown the computer name show the NetBIOS name. This isn't important enough for me to spend any more time on it now that I have the ability to see all the computer names. But I am curious...
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