Microsoft KB Archive/246497

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Article ID: 246497

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

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When you use a server-assigned Internet Protocol (IP) address with a remote access client to connect to a Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0-based remote access server, and you try to connect to resources on a remote network, network basic input/output (NetBIOS) name resolution may be unsuccessful.


This behavior can occur when Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) assigns IP addresses to Remote Access Service (RAS) clients.


To resolve this issue, specify the IP addresses of WINS servers in the TCP/IP configuration of the RAS server. The IP addresses of the WINS servers configured on the RAS server will be forwarded to RAS clients, enabling them to resolve NetBIOS names on the network.


For additional information about DHCP options and RAS clients, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

160699 Understanding DHCP IP Address Assignment for RAS Clients

RAS clients do not receive the TCP/IP configuration defined in the DHCP scope. If you do not configure WINS server addresses locally on the RAS server, RAS clients use b-node (local broadcast) as the WINS node type, which confines the NetBIOS name query requests to the local subnet.

Additional query words: nt 4.0 resolve netbios remote

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