SBS2003 & DNS RRS feed

  • Question


    Running SBS2003 with 10 clients and Netgear Wireless Broadband Router all was well. Have now switched to a different ISP who supplied another Router (BT2700) now when I try to use windows explorer\my network places\Microsoft Windows Network\<domain name> I get an error saying the domain is not accessible etc and ending in The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available. If I use the \\name\drive notation it works ok. The DNS and Active directory setups on the server seem to be ok. I have been onto BT about the router and they are adamant nothing in there system is at fault and suggest it is some hang up on the server from the change of router. Has anyone any ideas as I am at a loss. Many thanks.
    Tuesday, January 8, 2008 4:56 PM

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    Ray, I am just guessing for the sake of brevity but you sound like you have some technical skills yet lack the knowledge about networking concepts.  If you want this sorted out quickly I'd recommend hiring an SBSC (Microsoft Small Business Specialist) from your area of the world.  I am one and have been supporting small businesses now going on five years.  We are certified capable of configuring SBS and your situation sounds simple to resolve; it shouldn't take but an hour at most and perhaps as little as 15 minutes if it is as simple as running the CEICW and putting in the correct choices and information.


    If you want to find a SBSC consultant, the easiest thing is to go to the "Connect with Us" Tool from the Small Business portal here:  http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness  - don't get sidetracked by the Gold-Registered-Certified Partner designations as all are fully capable.  In fact the Gold are large organizations in which they likely won't specialize in SBS at all but just had one employee complete the testing and will likely charge a higher generalist rate.  Ask questions but I'd suggest looking toward the Certified or Registered listings first.  Ask if they are involved in a local SBS group.  This will also indicate that they are staying involved in the technical community to ensure you get the latest knowledge and best practices.  The SBS community is very strong and there are local groups in most cities.  Not all members are great of course so choose wisely if you discover such a group.  Another avenue for referrals is to pursue a SBS-MVP that covers your area.  They can definitely give you a high confidence and quality referral.

    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 4:24 AM
  • Thanks Chad, thats my next move if there are no other answers.


    Wednesday, January 9, 2008 1:23 PM