troubleshooting Question

NetBIOS Name Going to Wrong IP

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Windows Server 2003
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Hello experts!

Here's the scoop...  I have a Windows 2k3 SBS box as the primary domain controller.  I've just recently added a new network controller (1000mbit) that is being used instead of the built-in 10/100mbps card that had problems.  I installed the card, installed the drivers, plugged in the cable, and disabled the built-in controller via the network connections window.

The problem is that lately on some client systems (that are connecting via an IPSEC VPN remotely) when those systems try to resolve the netbios name (e.g. ping domainServer) it resolves to an incorrect IP ( instead of .42.1). This hasn't happened before and the VPN connections always worked fine.  

Where is the association with .42.3 lurking, and how do I delete it?  Is this DHCP related or DNS related?  Could it have something to do with the ocassional errors I get from the server saying a client has forced a vote to be the network browser controller?

This is all very annoying....not crippling, but very annoying.  

Any help is appreciated!  Thanks!
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