XP clients can't resolve netbios name intermittently
Posted on 2004-09-16
We're running a windows 2000 server with Active Directory, with DHCP and DNS running on the same server. The clients all run Windows XP, most are members of the Active Directory Domain and some are just logging on locally to their XP machines, workgroup. They are all using DHCP. At least once a day the XP client machines stop resolving to the netbios name on the network. For example a client can "ping zeus.domain.com" or "10.20.15.23" , but it can't ping "zeus" . You get name not recognized. You have to do "ipconfig /renew" and it starts resolving netbios name again. The IP address information is all there when you do "ipconfig". This is driving everyone crazy....