Networks shares have a problem unless XP Pro is set for Windows 2003 DNS server
Posted on 2007-04-03
My fairly urgent but simple problem is: I am working with a company who has Windows Server 2003 R2. The network shares are playing up unless I assign the DNS server of each XP Pro PC to be the IP of the Windows 2003 Server - they generally connect once but won't reconnect. They are using a fairly simple Netgear Router which is acting as the DHCP server for now and is more than capable for the traffic load. It isn't a problem assigning the DNS to be the Win2K3 server to the desktops, but there are a lot of laptops in the office. If there is a static DNS assigned to the laptops they will have problems when they connect to other networks.
Is there a way round this? I see this all the time?