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UNC Path Points To Netware Server Instead of Windows System

Greeting all. I am new here and would aprreciate any suggestions about
the issue I am dealing with. I have a Netware 6 sp3 Server that is my
file server. I also have a W2K Pro SP4 box that acts as my email
gateway.

When some of my clients type the UNC path \\mail-server to reach the
W2K box, they get the directories shared on the Netware Server. It is
wierd becaus esome of my clients do not have this problem.

I've done the basics...Compared IP settings with no discrepancies. DNS
is set to primary then secondary in Windows IP configurations. Both
DNS servers are public.

The isssue appears on my XP SP2 clients. Thank you in advance and I
hope toreturn the gavor some day.

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Re: UNC Path Points To Netware Server Instead of Windows System

What's the computer name on the Windows2000 SP4 Email box ?
What's the server name ?
If they have the same name, that's your problem.


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Thanks for responding. The name on the Mail-server is "mail-server".
The Netware Server is "Server". What is also pertinent is that if I
use \\mail-server, I get the directories on the Netware Server, but if
I use \\192.168.1.10 , I get the correct shares on the mail-server.

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Re: UNC Path Points To Netware Server Instead of Windows System

The usage of "\\" makes a NetBIOS call in order to connect
to other services. In your case, it seems that NetBIOS call
produce a different result when using IP vs name. With name,
you are looking at different name resolutions.
1) LMHOST or HOSTS file populated in your local hard drive
2) DNS
3) WINS
4) broadcast

You need to also keep in mind, NetWare6 allows you to
connect using the Microsoft Client instead of Novell Client.
By enabling this service in the NetWare6 server, the server
will look like a Windows machine. A Windows machine that
does not necessarily have the same name as the NetWare
server. Is that the case here ?

We can troubleshoot further by looking at the

NETSTAT -n
and
NETSTAT

output from the workstation after making this connection.


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Thanks for responding. The name on the Mail-server is "mail-server".
The Netware Server is "Server". What is also pertinent is that if I
use \\mail-server, I get the directories on the Netware Server, but if
I use \\192.168.1.10 , I get the correct shares on the mail-server.

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Re: UNC Path Points To Netware Server Instead of Windows System

Ben,

> Thanks for responding. The name on the Mail-server is "mail-server".
> The Netware Server is "Server". What is also pertinent is that if I
> use \\mail-server, I get the directories on the Netware Server, but if
> I use \\192.168.1.10 , I get the correct shares on the mail-server.


On the problem workstations, what do you get if you ping mail-server?
Does it resolve to the correct address?


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