Unable to browse

Tim Boyer tim at denmantire.com
Fri Jul 21 13:42:56 GMT 2000

For various reasons, I demoted my one-and-only NT2000 server from domain
master to standalone last week.  Since then, I've been unable to browse the

When I try to browse from, say, my Win2K desktop, I get

Windows is not accessible
The Network Name cannot be found.

But it _is_ accessible.  SAMBA can still _see_ everything just fine - all
the shares show up; all the printers work.  It's just that nobody can

I made SAMBA my master domain browser:

# Global parameters
        time server = yes
        netbios name = DENMANTIRE
        workgroup = WINDOWS
        wins support = yes
        name resolve order = wins hosts bcast mlhosts
        os level = 33
        local master = yes
        preferred master = yes
        domain master = yes
        remote announce = \
        log level = 2
        password level = 8
        security = user
        encrypt passwords = no

... and ./var/log.nmb seems to think that I'm the master browser:

 Samba name server DENMANTIRE is now a local master browser for workgroup
WINDOWS on subnet

[2000/07/21 09:31:24, 2]
  We are both a domain and a local master browser for workgroup WINDOWS.  Do
 announce to ourselves.
[2000/07/21 09:31:24, 2] nmbd/nmbd_browsesync.c:sync_with_dmb(160)
  Initiating sync with domain master browser DENMANTIRE<20> at IP for workgroup WINDOWS

>From my NT DOS prompt, I can see everything:

[g:\]net view \\yvonne
Shared resources at \\yvonne

Yvonne's Computer

Share name   Type         Used as  Comment

SALES-PRINT  Print                 Yvonne's printer
The command completed successfully.

[g:\]net view \\george
Shared resources at \\george

George's Computer

Share name   Type         Used as  Comment

HP           Print
The command completed successfully.

... but I can't see anything:

[g:\]net view

System error 86 has occurred.

The specified network password is not correct.

I've got all the encrypted password problems solved - this setup has been
working for almost two years! - so it's not that.

Any help would be appreciated.  We're going nuts here.


Tim Boyer
IS Manager
Denman Tire Corporation
tim at denmantire.com <mailto:tim at denmantire.com>

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