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can not connect to server using server name ... but can connect to it using IP Address

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i can't access our Windows 2003 Small Business Server from my Windows 7 Prof machine using the server name. but i can if i use the server ipdaress?... my XP Pro machines have no problem.
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by:Geodash
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Look at the DNS settings on the Windows 7 machine. Are they static or DHCP?
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by:WORKS2011
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run ipconfig /all on the workstation and post the results

run ipconfig /registerdns on the workstation and see if you can access data after, you may have to wait 15 minutes.

Check for a DNS entry in your server DNS for the workstation, could be a IPv6 issue. It's most likely DNS related.
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by:oldiescc
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sorry trying to map a drive from the workstation to my file server.. if i type \\server\public it will not connect but if i type ip adress \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\public it connects

it is a static IP and my other win 7 pro pc have no problem
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by:TunerML
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Doublecheck that your configured DNS server on troublesome machine matches the DNS of the working workstations.
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Is it a domain or workgroup?

Try Opening Network and sharing centre on 7 machine, set your network type to work network, go to advanced sharing options, make sure Network Discovery is on.
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post ipconfig /all results from the workstaton
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