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XP Pro PC unable to resolve to win 2003 server using name.  connects using ip address Please HELP!! Urgent

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I just set-up a network with 7 PCs (all XP Pro except 1).  I'm using a Windows Server 2003 - workgroup.
All computers were able to connect to the server without a problem.  The server name is \\server1 and ip address is 192.168.0.42.  Earlier this am this one PC (let's call it PC1) was able to connect to the server.  Now PC1 can not connect to \\server1

When I type in \\192.168.0.42 - I can connect to the server

When I type in \\server1 - I get Network path not found.

All the other computers are able to connect to \\server1

Please help..

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type "ipconfig /all" and post output here...  Also, try going to the command prompt and typing "ping google.com" and let us know the results.

Sounds like it is likely a DNS problem.  You might compare DNS settings on that machine with other machines.

Also, go to command prompt and type "ipconfig /flushdns" and see if you get any different results

regards,
c
Are you able to ping the server from that computer?? Can you ping any of the computers from this one?

start - > run -> cmd enter
ping 192.168.0.42

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ipconfig \all
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>ping 192.168.0.42

Pinging 192.168.0.42 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.42:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>nslookup 192.168.0.42
Server:  dslrouter
Address:  192.168.0.1

*** dslrouter can't find 192.168.0.42: Non-existent domain

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SMI008
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : myhome.westell.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : myhome.westell.com
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-68-15-26
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.46
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
                                            192.168.0.1
        NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, April 03, 2006 3:22:11 PM
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, April 04, 2006 3:22:11 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>s

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C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>ping google.com

Pinging google.com [64.233.167.99] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=54ms TTL=243
Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=243
Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=243
Reply from 64.233.167.99: bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=243

Ping statistics for 64.233.167.99:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 48ms, Maximum = 54ms, Average = 50ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>ping 192.168.0.42

Pinging 192.168.0.42 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.42: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.42:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>ping smi_server
Ping request could not find host smi_server. Please check the name and try again
.

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>ping \\smi_server
Ping request could not find host \\smi_server. Please check the name and try aga
in.

C:\Documents and Settings\Blonstein>
enable netbios over tcp/ip

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Commented:
how do I compare DNS settings?

I have a workgroup setup.

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Yes, I can ping other PCs as well as the server
and on the first printout of ipconfig /all  it had a \ instead of a /.  Could you re-post that information

Thanks,
c
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is there a time difference between the client machine and hte server? if there is a gap between the current time on the server1 and pc1, access to resources via the netbios name will be denied. make sure they are using the same time
thaclone.

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Thank you very much.. You guys are a life saver..  I'll check on the time setting too..
to compare DNS settings you would run ipconfig /all on both machines.  In the output you will see an IP address for a DNS server, just make sure they are the same...  However as you are already working, you probably don't need to worry about that now.  With a small network like the one you have described, the netbios option will be much more simple.
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