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Can't access server by name

I can't access my server by name. I can by IP though. When I ping it from a workstation, it appears it is searching for the wrong IP. This IP seems to randomly change.
I am running dhcp, dns and a dc on this box. (Windows server 2000)

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hogbristle
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pjamCommented:
If your DNS DHCP server is not a static IP you will have issues
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Patrick TallaricoCommented:
You should be able to go into the DNS management on the server and check your forward lookup zones to see what address it has for your server.  I would also agree with pjam, make sure it has a static address of its own.  If you need to, you can manually add your server as a new host into the DNS management.  Then for any computers still having issues try an 'ipconfig /flushdns'  from the command prompt to force them to check with the dns server for the address.
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ChiefITCommented:
you can ping by IP.

Can you ping by fully qualified domian name?

Ping myserver.domain.com
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hogbristleAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Adding the server manually resolved the issue.
I still don't know why dns was selecting the wrong IP though... (The server does have a static ip)
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