I understand that NetBIOS and WINS is depreciated and that networks should be DNS-based.
Well, after disabling WINS and NetBIOS on both the workgroup server and the machines:
- The "My Network Places" and "Entire Network" is now empty.
- When I type in "\\server\" in My Computer from a client machine, it can't find it
- When I type in "ping server" in CMD it works fine
Any ideas? What am I doing wrong?
are the two machines in the same AD domain?
if they are and the client is using the AD domain's DNS then the client should find the server.
is not a DNS function it's a WIndows Network function -- finding the host refered to with"\\| that is.
in WIndows Networking
so when you enter \\HOSTNAME
you are saying that if the client asks the AD catalog where "HOSTNAME" is it will return it's location.
DNS wize name lookup will be like this
where "somedomain" can be nested domains.
and tld is a DNS Top Level Domain
and a HOSTS file on a machine can provide default hostname = IP address lookup when DNS lookup is not on tap.
and the DNS settings on the client can tell the client to append a domain to all sercheas that do not specify one
like nslookup www returning www by looking at the parent domain foo.com and finding a host or alias