I have 5 users in a peer-to-peer network. Server running MSserver 2003, 2 printers w/ static IP's, Netopia 3346N DSL modem/router/switch.
DHCP is running on the router, DNS is optained from ISP. All clients are running WinXP pro and IP settings are set to "obtain automatically".
Three of the users went to Europe for a week and when they came back, none of them could access resources via name, i.e. none of the mapped printers and shares could be reached unless we re-mapped via IP address.
I've done an ipconfig /flushdns, /registerdns
Now I'm thinking....WINS isn't being used, or is it?? I didn't set WINS addresses, but I believe NetBIOS is set at the default settings. Maybe trying an NBTSTAT -RR??
Just seems strange that going to Europe for a week would cause this, or maybe just the fact that they were gone for a week?
This started on Monday and I re-mapped them via IP address and told one of them to try pinging the fileserver by name the next day. Just got an email from him today (Friday) and he still can't ping via name.