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Force remapping of Network without a reboot

  1. #1

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Force remapping of Network without a reboot

    Hi there

    Sometimes if I bring a new Linux server machine up online and take down an old one some Windows machines cannot see the new machine but still list old computers in the Network mapping.

    Is there a command to FORCE a rescan of Network computers without REBOOTING the windows machine.

    I've waited 15 mins and Network still shows OLD server and not the new one.

    (The Linux new server sees ALL the Windows machines once the SAMBA service starts and can access THEIR shares !!).

    example -- new server is GYLFI-EXT (has Movies etc streaming data), Old Server GYLFI

    Windows only sees OLD server

    New Server sees Windows and can access its shares.

    Nothing running on the Windows machine currently so I can't see what's stopping it getting the new machine. (I'm trying to stream my movies to it -- works fine when I can SEE the server !!!!).

    A (Windows) reboot fixes this stuff but I shouldn't have to do it.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails old.png   new.png  

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    Don't know if you solved this already but.. what worked for me was an admin command prompt running
    ipconfig /release

    ipconfig /renew
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  3. #3

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    That would be a router and/or Domain Server issue.
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Force remapping of Network without a reboot
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