troubleshooting Question

cannot browse (netbios) using hostname but i can using IP address

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I have a weird situation:

I have a windows 7 computer and a windows xp computer. Both are on the network with the same scheme (same subnet mask, default gateway, dns servers). They are also both Static IP addresses.

Windows 7 box cannot browse \\computername\sharefolder on WinXP box
Windows XP box can browse to \\computername\sharefolder on the win7 box


Windows 7 box can ping hostname of WinXp
Windows XP box can ping hostname of Win7

Windows 7 can browse \\ipaddress\sharedfolder on winXP box
Windows XP can browse \\ipaddress\sharefolder on win7 box

So my question is why can i not browse \\computername\share from Windows 7 to the XP?
Im getting an error that says that i do not have permission to open this share. I checked permissions on the folder of the share and both share/NTFS permissions have EVERYONE full control

I have checked my dns server and it looks like its working. I can ping the hostname no problem. I have also tried removing computers from domain and readding them to sync with AD. Also i have no Group Policies applied to these computers.

Thanks
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