Can access a machine by IP only not by DNS name
Posted on 2008-06-20
I have one machine that can access a network share by the IP only but not by the DNS name. So for example if I type in \\10.1.2.5 everything works great. But if I type in \\COMPUTERNAME it will give me an error and won't find the share. Now this sounds like a DNS problem so I typed in ping COMPUTERNAME in the command prompt and it works fine.
I need to be able to access the computer by DNS name because I have a program that will only work if it can access it that way. PLEASE HELP!
There used to be some extra configurations in the HOST file that mapped COMPUTERNAME to the wrong IP address but I have since changed that and restarted the computer multiple times. Even if I map the COMPUTERNAME to the correct IP address it still won't work.
Also, there is a program that is installed on this computer called IELock that I can't uninstall. I am not sure if it is causing any problems or not, it could by spyware.
Lastly, this is the only computer that is giving me problems. I probably have 30 other computers that can access this share fine.