System and Configuration
I manage a server running Windows 2003 R2. This is a single-server network.
The server acts as an Active Directory controller and as a DNS server. There is one NIC with a fixed IP. The NIC is connected to a switch, which is connected to a router for
The Workstation service starts automatically and is running.
The Messenger service is disabled.
In TCP/IP Properties, WINS tab, there are no WINS addresses listed. LMHOSTS lookup is enabled. NETBIOS over TCP/IP is also enabled.
A few weeks ago, I re-installed the NIC while trying to resolve another issue. That issue is gone, but I still have these NetBT warnings in my NetDiag.log:
NetBT name test. . . . . . : Passed
MYSERVER <00> UNIQUE REGISTERED
MYSERVER <20> UNIQUE REGISTERED
MYDOMAIN <00> GROUP REGISTERED
MYDOMAIN <1C> GROUP REGISTERED
MYDOMAIN <1E> GROUP REGISTERED
MYDOMAIN <1D> UNIQUE REGISTERED
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP REGISTERED
MYDOMAIN <1B> UNIQUE REGISTERED
[WARNING] At least one of the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names is missing.
NetBT name test. . . . . . . . . . : Passed
No NetBT scope defined
[WARNING] You don't have a single interface with the <00> 'WorkStation Service', <03> 'Messenger Service', <20> 'WINS' names defined.
I made two temporary changes:
- First I enabled and started the Messenger service.
- Second, I went into TCP/IP properties, WINS tab, and added the local server's IP as a the WINS server.
At this point, when I ran netdiag again, I got a WINS resolution error because WINS is not even installed on the server. However, the warnings above went away.
When I reversed my changes (removed the WINS server and disabled the Messenger service), the warnings re-appeared.
When I just re-enabled the Messenger service but not WINS, the netdiag warnings were gone again, and the WINS tests were skipped.
The warnings occur when the Messenger service is not running. Since I prefer not to run the Messenger service, I'll just ignore the warnings.