Inability to Retrieve Server Data

Are you unable to retrieve data from the server and do you want to explore the consequences of this error?


When you fail to retrieve data from the server, then you should consider that it directly indicates a catastrophic failure and the Microsoft® Exchange server becoming unusable. It is important to be noted that, in the inability to retrieve the data on the server, the browser events may not always cause a major impact on the functionality of the system’s browser. Nevertheless, an efficient computer running effectively on viable operating systems such as Microsoft® Windows® NT or Microsoft® Windows® 2000 or later version, may occasionally log in any of the below mentioned three events in the system log.





  • Inability of the browser to retrieve a list of servers from the browser

  • Inability of the browser to retrieve backup list on transport

  • Browser’s failure to retrieve data from the server when multi-homed



Inability of the browser to retrieve a list of servers from the browser



Your computer will act as a master browser. This can happen mainly because of the indulgence of many elections that are forced. At the same time, computer network cards are linked to the subnet which is perfectly same for all. Moreover, in such cases, normally the network cards are not directly linked to the existing subnet that is same for all, but they are indirectly linked to the subnet that is same for all through the other subnet which they are connected to. You will face the inability to retrieve the data on the server if you have no appropriate binding for NLB and WLBs when you are running NLB or Windows® 2000 Advanced Server or Windows® Local Balancing Services on the Windows® NT 4.0 server.



Inability of the browser to retrieve backup list on transport



If you have not established a robust name related to the infrastructure of resolution with WINS, then you are bound to face the inability to retrieve the data on the server. The symptoms of transport not working can be effectively discovered in the event view, by observing the value of transport that is exhibited in a text message. Subsequently, there will be a failure in your connection to the server when events are logged on the backup browser server. Therefore, there will be a failure in the net use command. Eventually, it will lead to the server service to have problems, which are caused by the file system filter drivers and browser not being able to retrieve server lists from the backup browsers.



Browser’s failure to retrieve data from the server when multi-homed


When your computer is multi-homed, it is linked at the same time to two or more subnets with the utilization of multiple cards of network. In addition to this, it is running on TCP/IP protocol. Note that either a virtual network adaptor or an active routing coupled with remote access, or, alternatively, connections of VPN on a computer system can make it multi-homed. The problem of inability to retrieve the data on the server will arise if you are operating multi-homed computer using Windows NT 4.0 PDCs or Windows® 2000 and PDC Emulators, and you have not disabled the multi-homed mode.




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