Cannot Connect to Terastation on one laptop

Posted on 2009-02-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a Buffalo Terastation Pro 1TB NAS. I have it joined to an active directory domain and it works for everyone but one laptop. The laptop can get to the shares by IP but not by computer name. I have a script mapping out the shares by computername as \\terastation\share. It works on every pc in the domain except this one. I have tried the same username on another pc and it maps it out correctly. I have tried the domain administrator login on this laptop and it wont map the shares either. The time settings are exactly the same as the terastation. Can anyone help me here?
Question by:FIFBA
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    I would check the DNS and WINS settings on the laptop.

    From the laptop, click start, select run and type 'cmd' and press enter (to go to a command prompt)

    Type 'ipconfig /all' and confirm that the WINS and DNS settings match those of other workstations. IF not - make the nessecary changes to the network settings on the PC, reboot, and try to connect again.

    If they are the same, try an NSlookup...

    From the command prompt type 'nslookup' and press enter.
    at the > prompt type the dns name for your terrastation and check to see that it resolves the name to an IP address.


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