Windows 2003 Standalone File Server PC's Can't Find on Network

Posted on 2011-04-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a standalone windows 2003 computer simply acting as a file server. None of my computers are part of a domain. I have a 2wire router. Some of the computers can find the server, others I have to use the ip address of the server in order for them to see it. All computers are using my router for dns. The computers are all part of a workgroup and not a domain. I do not want to have a domain.
Question by:FASTECHS
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    You can add the host name of the server to the host file on the client pc's so you can use DNS name of the server.  Host file is located in %systemroot%\System32\drivers\etc.

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