Windows domain - name resolution issues from Mac OS X 10.9
Posted on 2014-02-03
I have an odd issue that is a recent occurrence. However, I'm not sure exactly how recent, and so trying to find any event log entries is difficult.
I have an SBS 2008 server running as a Hyper-V guest on a Windows 2012 host. The SBS 2008 server was converted from a physical server. It's IP address was 192.168.1.100/24. Since being converted to Hyper-V (over a year ago), it also has the IP 192.168.1.32/24. The Server 2012 has an IP of 192.168.1.101/24. I also have a NAS unit on 192.168.1.200/24
I used to be able to ping my Hyper-V server and NAS unit using their NetBIOS names from my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9 Mavericks). However, now when I try and ping, I get the following error:-
ping: cannot resolve <name>: Unknown host
If, however, I use nslookup from my Mac, then the names resolve with the FQDN (i.e. name.mydomain.local). I can also ping the FQDN.
What I want to do though, is go back to being able to ping the NetBIOS name only.
How do I do this?