Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 207
  • Last Modified:

Server Access

Hello All,

I have a client that can't access the server by the server name but can access it by the IP address. The server name is fngserver and the ip is 192.168.0.101 what would cause the client not to access it by the server name?
0
mdallen70
Asked:
mdallen70
1 Solution
 
tharsternCommented:
Almost always DNS settings incorrect or incorrect DNS records.

Check that the client using the same DNS ip addresses as everybody else.
Check that the client is not using external/ISP DNS addresses (you should use internal DNS Servers)
Check the DNS records on your DNS Server are correct and adjust them or delete incorrect records
Ping the server by name on the client and see if the ip address it resolves to is the same as it should be.

You can always set a host entry in the hosts file if all else fails

c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

and add 192.168.0.101     FNGSERVER  
0
 
chilidsCommented:
Sounds like a DNS issue which resolves name's to IP addresses.  IF the computer is on a domain make sure that the primary DNS server for the network card is set to the Domain Controller.  If you need help finding that out let us know.
0
 
memo_tntCommented:
Hi

from the client .. go to run>cmd>ok
 then
 
 nslookup fngserver >>>> what you get

make sure the DNS that defined on the client has a record and a PTR record for this sever wit its correct IP..

are they using the same DNS ?







0
 
mdallen70Author Commented:
Thanks
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now