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I can map a drive using hostname but not IP address

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For some reason, when on my Vista workstation, I can map a drive to my Server 2008 machine (DC) if I use the hostname, but if I try to use the IP address it doesn't work. This seems backwards to me, because IP addresses usually work whereas using the hostname depends on DNS. Can anybody explain why this might happen and how to fix it? Thanks in advance.
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Hello,
isn't it possible that you disabled TCP/IPv4 on this computer or network?
It would make sense - the hostname can be resolved using IPv6, but you're typing the IPv4, which is probably disabled?
Please check in the network properties on both ends.
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Martin
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Thanks, my partner (who was having this problem) realized that she was actually using the wrong address. (She forgot she had changed the IP address.) But I appreciate the help!
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Well, in this case there's nothing to appreciate, but thank you for the points:-)
Martin
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