We have a windows 2003 domain controller, with DNS and WINS. Our XP clients are set up pointing to our DNS. Everything normally works fine, but every once in awhile (maybe once a day for a user) they will try opening one of their programs that connects to a sql server, and they will get a message sayin they cannot connect to it. IF i ping the server by name, I get a 64.15.x.x address instead of my internal 10.x.x.x or whatever!
So I'll go into their configuration file that points to the name of the server and change it to the IP and its fine. But its never the same user.
Another example that has been happening lately is to our mail server. They won't be able to connect to email and if I ping our server by name I get a weird 64.15 address........We use static IPs if that helps.
Its very frustrating! We never make changes to our DNS server. Any ideas?