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You are the network administrator at Certkiller .com. The Certkiller .com network has 50 Windows 98 client workstations, 100 Windows 2000 Professional workstations and a server named SRV_001. SRV_001 is running Windows 2000 Server. You install a new file server named SRV_002 on the network. The users with Windows 98 workstations complain that they are not able to connect to SRV_002, but can connect to SRV_001. Users with Windows 2000 Professional workstations are not experiencing any problems. You are able to ping the IP address of SRV_002 from one of the Windows 98 workstations, but cannot connect by SRV_002s NetBIOS name. What is the most probable cause of this problem?



A. The DHCP server is down.
B. The DNS server is down.
C. The LMHOSTS files are outdated.
D. The router is down.

This question is part of network+ 2005 500-548

Asked by Jarrell, Last updated: Aug 03, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

The lmhosts files are outdated.-windows 98 uses lmhosts files to resolve netbios names to ip addresses. the lmhosts file is a static ascii file that maps netbios names to ip addresses. the netbios name to ip address mapping of every host on the network must be entered manually on each workstation that relies on hosts files for netbios name resolution. it appears that the netbios name and ip address for srv_002 has not been added to the lmhosts files. windows 98 can also use wins to resolve netbios names to ip addresses.incorrect answers:a: dhcp is responsible for automating the assignment of ip configurations to computer systems on a tcp/ip network. if dhcp was down, none of the workstations would be able to access the server at all.b: dns is used to resolve fully qualified domain names (fqdns) to ip adresses; however, windows 98 does not support the use of fqdns and cannot use dns. instead, windows 98 use wins or lmhosts files to resolve netbios names to ip addresses.d: if the router was down, we would not be able to access the server at all.references:david groth and toby skandier, network+ study guide (4th edition), sybex, alamedaca, 2005, pp. 117, 136-144, 184.
 

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