I have a windows 2008 server which needs to be accessed by a network with a mixed set of XP and WIN7 workstations. I want the workstations to access the server through an alias which has been set up through our DNS. The server is set up and domain rights are set. For the WIN7 machines, all is working as expected, but not from our XP machines. They cannot access the server using the alias. I can connect using the IP or even the primary hostname, but attempting to connect through the alias always results in a very long wait followed by the standard "can't find the machine you're looking for" error.
Has anyone come up against this before? Any ideas of why the XP machines would fail to connect using the alias while the WIN7 machines work fine, even using the exact same credentials?
I would appreciate any help you experts may have.