Solved

Server 2008 DNS/name issue

Posted on 2014-01-31
8
327 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-03
I had a server called "printers", this server showed up in the Mac "Finder"/Network. We then decided to use "Printers" for additional tasks so we changed its name, to lets say, "server2". Now "server2" does not show up in the Mac "Finder" or other network discovery tasks.

I've tried flushing dns on the Mac's to no avail. Flushed DNS in the router and verified the DNS entry is correct for "Server2".

"Server2" does show up in Windows "Network".
0
Comment
Question by:justyn8490
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Rick Hobbs
ID: 39825956
Can you open a terminal window on a Mac and ping server2?  Also, clear your ARP table.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:masnrock
ID: 39827709
Did you change anything else on what is now Server2? Can the Mac ping it and see if it you use the IP instead of machine name?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:justyn8490
ID: 39830570
Rickhobbs: I've cleared the ARP table on the router. And yes I can ping server2 by name and IP from a terminal window.

masnrock: Nothing else was changed other than the name.
0
Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Rick Hobbs
ID: 39831226
Is the Macs Network name the same as the domain you are on?
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:justyn8490
ID: 39831274
No it's not.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
justyn8490 earned 0 total points
ID: 39833670
Well, we got it figured out. REALLY weird fix, but.....the server was assigned a dynamic IP, which we then reserved. But we read somewhere that putting the IP in as a static as well as the DNS servers that it helps. So we did that and it worked.
0
 
LVL 22

Expert Comment

by:Rick Hobbs
ID: 39833788
Great!  I have always followed the caveat that servers, appliances, and printers should have fixed addresses.  Only workstations should have DHCP addresses.  I didn't even consider that you would have a "floating (i.e. DHCP) address" for the server.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:justyn8490
ID: 39899994
figured it out myself
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Even if you have implemented a Mobile Device Management solution company wide, it is a good idea to make sure you are taking into account all of the major risks to your electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
Viewers will learn how to connect to a wireless network using the network security key. They will also learn how to access the IP address and DNS server for connections that must be done manually. After setting up a router, find the network security…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

697 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question