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Server 2008

Last Modified: 2012-08-16
We lost one of our servers over the weekend. All the data was lost. We do have off site backups so we repaired the hardware and loaded the OS back onto the server.

We restored all the data back onto the server and got it running fine locally. I noticed that the IP Address that was assigned to it was taken by a printer during its down time.

I found the printer and took it off line and reassigned the server its old IP Address statically.

We have several programs on this server that tie into this IP Address so it must stay the same.

This is when my problems started happening. Here is a list of the problems.

I Ping the server name from a workstation and it return the wrong IP Address. The server has never had this IP Address.

I ping the server by its correct IP Address and it returns everything fine.
I made sure to go in and remove this IP Address from the scope on DHCP

When I ping the server name from the server itself it returns the IPv6 information.

I have confirmed all of the sharable folder have the right access for each user. I didn’t have to make any changes because they were brought over during the restore. I am not able to access this server from any of the workstations. I receive the following error when I do try to connect to a drive. “You do not have permission to access \\ServerName”

I am able to access our qlickview program if I replace the server name with the actual IP Address in internet explorer.

I am not sure to do from here. Could anyone help?
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