Cannot access file/print server by name (sometimes) but can by IP (all the time)
Posted on 2006-04-10
I have a win2k3 domain. I have 2 DCs (serving DNS and 1 serving DHCP) in this office and a file/print server. Occasionally users are not able to access the printers or mapped drives to this file/print server. This seems to be happening more and more frequently.
If I type into the run line \\fileserver on a client that is having this issue all that is displayed is maybe one folder (the users home directory). If I type in the IP of the fileserver like \\192.168.x.x I see all of the printers and shares on the server. To get the users to print or access the file shares I must map a printer or drive to \\192.168.x.x instead of the \\fileserver that I have in the logon script.
The file server has a static IP and points to both of the DC’s as DNS servers. I have an A record in a forward lookup zone and a Pointer in a reverse lookup zone configured in DNS. This problem in intermittent. Any ideas?