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RDP concerns over a VPN connection question

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Hi
 I've been experiencing this issue rarely with clients but fortunately it happened to me on the weekend. Here is what goes on.
I have my work laptop with me on the weekends. I successfully connected to our VPN and when attempted to RDP to my machine at work I would get the error stating that the computer may not be turned on or is not on the network etc. I know for a fact that it is turned on as I can ping it. If I change the RDP to the IP of my machine rather than the machine name then it works. The way I've fixed this is by connecting to the VPN then running an 'ipconfig /flushdns' while connected and then the machine name will work. But I don't want clients having to do this. Does anyone know what causes a remote computer all of a sudden not relating the machine name with the IP when 2 days prior it had worked before? Also it wasn't an issue of my not seeing the DNS servers as I could ping them no problem.

Thanks,
BW
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