I'm trying to deploy software to clients from this server, doing this requires the software on the server access to the admin share on the client but here is the problem:
It is a Server 2003 Enterprise machine that cannot access any admin shares on the network by using an IP address example - \\192.168.0.100\admin$ It comes back with the error "No network provider accepted the given network path."
It can access them just fine by hostname \pcname\admin$
Other servers and clients have no problem accessing the shares by either method so it's not DNS nor is there a problem on client machines. Something on this server is blocking access by IP address and I can't figure out what it is.
Firewall is off, AV software does not have a firewall, server can ping any computer by IP and hostname, nslookup's return correct results, DNS cache has been flushed, same problem with different user account, network connection has been repaired
The server is running IIS and WSUS if it makes a difference.
Any ideas on what could be the problem?