I have an iMac running osx 10.2.3 connected to a windoze network. I can access the web thru the network and access all the PC drives.
I dont though seem to have much luck with resolving domains. I cant ping local domains, but I can ping their IP addresses.
I dont know exactly what the problem is, but I know its got something to do with the dns in some way, or the windows WINS file..
I need to connect to the company's intranet, which is running on IIS.. Though I can do all the above( share discs, surf the web) through the network, I cant access the intranet. It gets a bit awkward at this part as to get on to the intranet I'd need to log in as a user, and Ive no idea where to start.
Can anyone help?
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Ok, this sounds like a definate DNS problem. Mac OS X dosn't use WINS. That's just for the NetBEUI, I think.
Anyway, you need to make sure that the network admin has included the internal DNS server IP address in the DHCP settings.
If they don't have an internal DNS your are SOL.
As for IIS - the network dosen't run on that. (just some helpful info). IIS is Microsofts version of web services. It the services that handles the web pages and FTP stuff. That's all.
Oh, also, check your FQDN or the name your computer get's on the network. so if the network is jinx.net then your computer should be [computer name].jinx.net - ie. aquadelic.jinx.net.
Hope that helps.