DNS WINS IE server not found
Posted on 2011-03-03
I am having a problem accessing one of my intranet servers in IE. It used to work but does not any longer.
I have a server named vTomato with shared folders on it. We direct our users to access it by opening IE and in the URL enter \\vTomato\ and the window opens displaying the available folders. That part works fine. The server IP is 10.1.11.6 .
The problem is that we also want then to access it by using the name \\Tomato\ as well, getting the same result.
In our local AD DNS servers I have (A) and (PTR) records for both vTomato and Tomato.
I can open a Command Window on any LAN station and Ping vTomato and Tomato and they both return a good response from 10.1.11.6.
When I open IE and put the URL \\vTomato\ in the box and press enter the folders appear in a new Browser window just fine. But if I enter \\Tomato\ I get a error message that says:
ADDRESS BAR: Windows cannot find \\tomato\. Check the spelling and try again.
I tried deleting the (A) and (PTR) records in DNS for the tomato name and created a (C) record for it, but that did not work ether. The REAL servr is 10.1.11.6 and is named vTomato.
Can anyone point me in the right direction on this?
DNS Servers are Microsoft WIndows Servers 2003 Enterprise Ed. (x64)