Messenger service

When I try to start "messenger" service in my NT 4.0, I met the following error:

Could not start the messenger service on \\NTSERVER.
Error 2270: The computer name could not be added as a message alias. The name may already exist on the network.

It works well before, just after I installed WINS, it can't work. Because I have RAS installed too, I suppose through RAS, my NT server got another IP address from my ISP, WINS register that IP address as my default IP, but how to solve this? Thanks!
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You can give to the RAS PC a fix IPadress then this error will be gone:
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Exclude also this IP adress in you Wins Server.


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Tim HolmanCommented:
Assuming your server has more than one network card :
You need to modify WINS to include the NTSERVER name as a manual, multi-homed entry, otherwise WINS will only think it has one, and start screwing up.

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