New Networking–related articles for the week of September 19 – September 25

Hi everyone – I just have one new networking-related article to share with you: 2018583 Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 domain join displays error “Changing the Primary Domain DNS name of this computer to “” failed….” – Mike Platts… Read more

New Networking-related articles for the week of August 8 – August 14

Here are the most recently published networking-related articles: 978886 MS10-058: Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP could allow elevation of privilege 982214 MS10-054: Vulnerabilities in SMB Server could allow remote code execution 982316 An update is available for the Windows Telephony Application Programming Interface (TAPI) 982931 Some IP addresses on the network adapter are lost after you restart… Read more

New Networking-related KB articles for the week of April 25 – May 1

I have a number of new networking-related KB articles for Windows to share this week: 974103 You cannot access the shared files or folders that are hosted on a Windows Server 2008-based or Vista-based computer if the path contains a junction point 980864 Some IPsec packets are dropped unexpectedly on a computer that is running… Read more

NetBIOS Browsing and Windows Server 2008 x64 Server Core

Hello All… it’s Brett Crane from Enterprise Platforms Networking Support! I just wanted to fill everyone in on a workaround for domain browsing for all of you that decide to upgrade your DC’s in your environment to x64 Server Core. Keep in mind, as we let you know in other blog posts, browsing is turned… Read more

Ever wanted to quickly check to see if a server or group of servers were registered in WINS?

During the Windows 2000 beta, I worked with the WINS Development group to add the Verify Name Records option to the WINS server. In this post, I will give you a quick overview of how this works, so you can see how it will quickly answer questions in a time of name resolution trouble. Below… Read more

NetBIOS browsing across subnets may fail after upgrading to Windows Server 2008

When installing a new Windows 2008 server or upgrading an existing server to Windows 2008, the Computer Browser service is set to disabled by default. If you upgrade the Domain Controller that is assigned the PDC FSMO role or you move that role to a Windows 2008 DC, you may see the domain wide NetBIOS-based… Read more