I have a Database server (DBserver) that hosts an application (sql 2005 sp3) We have disabled named pipes as part of the requirements.
All the application servers are able to connect to it using TCPIP to the DBserver\instance with no problem except one
One server is unable to connect via odbc unless we do it with the IP address or the fully qualified hostname. (If we enable named pipes on the DB it works as well)
When we ping the DB server it does return the fully qualified name with the suffix, and comparig the network settings on the server we dont see any diffrence.
The application does not allow us to put in th full name....
Seems to be something wrong with the TCPIP
Anyone come across something similar?