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Can't resolve a computer name

Posted on 2011-02-14
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I have one workstation that I can't resolve using the computer name. I can ping it, tracert, remote in, and see file shares using the ip address, but can't using the computer name.  It's a windows network with the DC being the primary DNS server(windows 2003 server). I have one more Dc in this location and both show the forward and reverse records correctly, but the DC can't even resolve it. I have not had any other issues with any other systems. I have looked and dns and dhcp- it's a static address. I'm not sure where to look next. Should I delete it from dns rename it and start new?
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Question by:wlamore
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Is there an A record in your dns pointing the ip to the name of the server?
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i would first:
1) check to see if a dns record already exists for it and verify its correct in DNS.
2) If its there, use nslookup and point it to your dns and see if you can resolve it.
3) if you dont see it listed or can't resolve it still, use "ipconfig /registerdns" on your client.
4) see if the record is there, if it still isn't, see if your dns server is resolving other names.
5) if it is, i would try restarting the dns service.
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by:Krzysztof Pytko
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remove DNS host (A) record from forward lookup zone and on the client type:

arp -d *
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns

on a server type

arp -d *
ipconfig /flushdns

and try to ping host once again.

Regards,
Krzysztof
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