Microsoft KB Archive/247918

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Cannot Resolve NetBIOS Name of Remote Domain Controller

Article ID: 247918

Article Last Modified on 11/1/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q247918


When you attempt to connect to a specific server in a Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0-based resource domain, the connection may not succeed and you may receive the following error message:

Login server cannot be found

There are no static entries in your Lmhosts file. When you view the local network basic input/output system (NetBIOS) name cache on the computer, a 1C (domain controller) entry appears for the resource domain.


This issue can occur when the local NetBIOS name cache is corrupted.


To resolve this behavior, use the Nbtstat -R command to purge the local name cache. The computer uses Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) to obtain the 1C name of the domain controller.

Keywords: kbprb KB247918