DNS not resolving host names

Some of my servers cannot be resolved by their host names same with my PCs...like on some of the servers i have to remote using the IP address because it cannot recognize the host name.What might be  the cause and the cure?
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try to do nslookup and see if those servers are getting resolved from your DNS server.. if not then probably you will need to check if the DNS records exists for those servers in your DNS..

if those servers are getting resolved from your DNS server then do a flush dns and re-check..
1. From any computer that cannot resolve DNS run IPCONFIG /ALL to check which DNS server is being used.

2. PING that DNS server to make sure the server is accessible for the computer.

3. run NSLOOKUP to check if the DNS server is working as you expect.

4. Repeat the same steps above to check other computers in order to determine the problem scope.

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if this is ONLY a problem when being on remote, then please consider using the FQDN (server.domain.local)
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