duplicate name exists on network??
Posted on 2006-05-19
haveing a little name resolution issue on a small network.. no domain controllers.
Migrating contents of windows 2k (Atlas) file server to an existing 2k3 (titan) file server. Both machine have existed on network for some time now..
I have a local DNS entry for Titan ( A Record 192.168.1.100)
copied data from Atlas to Titan, recreated the shares, permissions, etc..
there are some apps in the office that point to \\atlas\share for data so I wanted to keep the "atlas" name around and just point it to the new IP where the shares now exist...
Created and A record for Atlas that points to the IP of Titan (192.168.1.100)
turned the old 2k server off.
Now when I try to map a drive to \\atlas\share or "run" \\atlas\share i get and error that says "A duplicate name exists on the network"
I can ping both Atlas and Titan fine. they resolve to the same IP. i can map to teh new shares via IP just fine. \\192.168.1.100\share .....