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Workgroup DNS Resolution

3 Computers with 2K, one acting as a server
P2P/Workgroup network setup

Server computer changed its IP, not its name, now other computers will not resolve the new address.
OLD ADDRESS: 192.168.0.4
NEW ADDRESS: 192.168.0.2

On the other computers on the network, "nslookup server" retruns "192.168.0.4", not "192.168.0.2".  I've already tried stopping/starting the DNS Client and Computer Browser services with no luck.  Also tried chaning the workgroup name, rebooting, and changing it back with no luck.  Any other ideas?
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pkutterCommented:
Are they manually specified in the hosts file? I believe 2000 stores it in the same location as XP
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Edit this file with notepad. if there are entries in there for the old address remove them or update them with the new address.
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pkutterCommented:
This would be on the other 2 workstations.
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netsmithcentralAuthor Commented:
*Tears hair out*... I CANNOT believe I forgot about that.  I'm feeling quite silly at the moment.  Stupid HOSTS file.  :-D
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