I have a Windows 2000 domain with a couple 2003 Member Servers including an Exchange Server. The domain controller is 2000. There is another domain that we use for testing which is running via Virtual Server. In the drop down list for domains on a client machine, it shows. (I thought that might be important.)
Many of our client pc's can not connect to the 2003 Servers via netbios name or dns name. There are times if I ping the entire name including suffix, it will work. This is a sporadic issue too, which makes it tougher to chase down. The DNS server is obviously the domain controller and it has the correct records for these two servers.
Why could this be happening? I'm having to go around and add hosts file entries which I don't like doing! :)