Ping by name returns the wrong IP address
Posted on 2006-03-23
I slipped and did a big networking NO NO. I recently restored a backup of a ghost image on a computer. Somehow it slipped passed me and I connected it to our network, when the original computer was still on the network. The orginal computer is setup with a static IP address (since it's a server), therefore the restored machine was also static IP address, SAME IP ADDRESS, SAME HOSTNAME. Anyways, bells and whistles went off on the original computer when the network found the duplicate IP/Hostname, which then I disconnected the restored PC from the network. Now, when I try to ping the original computer by hostname it returns an different IP address than the static one I've given it. When I try a ping -a XX.XXX.XXX.XXX, on the static IP address, it returns a different hostname. I know this is probably a DNS issue but I'm not exactly sure where to look. I'm running DNS and DHCP on a Windows 2000 Server machine w/ Active Directory.