Duplicate Networked Devices/PCS displayed - Resolution?
Posted on 2012-04-10
We run Server 2008 R2 here at work utilizing ADUC, DHCP Server, DNS Server, File Server, etc. We have approximately 14 Kiosk-Pc's on the fabrication floor and here lies the issue.
In Windows Explorer, under the network icon on the left lower-side, virtually every networked PC shows a duplicate, with the exception of 2-3 machines. This isn't really causing us a problem, it's really more of an annoyance to see duplicate network names on all of our kiosks. We utilize network shares so it's not a critical item to fix.
What I have checked:
1) DNS issues
2) Duplicate names assigned to each kiosk (Duplicity dose not exist)
3) WINS is not in use, only DNS
4) nbtstat -a shows:
Total of 4 system names under 'NAME,' two of which are duplicated, so only two names are actually present.
ITSYS <00> Unique Registered
VNT <00> Group Registered
ITSYS <20> Unique Registered
VEI <1E> Group Registered
Local area connection 2:
Node IPAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: 
This is what I have checked thus far, I'm sure there's much that I am missing. Your help in quick resolution to this issue would be much appreciated!