Can't ping client in SBS 2003 domain after format/re-install of XP OS
Posted on 2013-05-29
It's been a long day and I need some help. First some background. The client I am speaking of is used as a license server for a pair of CAD/CAM packages. This morning I had to re-install the OS (XP-Pro) and the license server software due to a boot issue. All went well until I tried to connect to the domain. I deleted the previous computer from the domain as I needed to give the new install the same name as before, I also deleted the DNS 'A' record, and deleted the DHCP reference. Once that was done I created a new computer in the domain on the server giving it the same name as it's previous incarnation and connected the client to the domain as usual. All's well so far. I gave the client the same static IP address that it had before and saw that it now showed up in the DNS records on the server. However I didn't see a record in the DHCP records. I created a reservation for the client using it's MAC address and gave it the desired IP address.
The problem is I can't get the license server working correctly and I know it's related to the DNS/DHCP issue, but I'm not sure how to correct it. I can't ping the license server from the client by either the IP or by the client name.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!