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hosts file not resolving to anything I enter

Posted on 2014-02-24
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local hosts file does not resolve to any entry that I put in to the local hosts file on any pc on the domain.  1st time seeing something like this.
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by:epichero22
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Is there a policy overriding it?  And I'm assuming you placed the entries in correctly, ie:

IP Address FQDN
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by:zito2000
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I would have to check the gpo. What exactly would I be looking for in the gp that would cause this.
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by:jcimarron
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zito2000--
The HOSTS file can easily be opened in Notepad and then  searched.  Are you not finding the entry in there?
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by:zito2000
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No matter what entry I add in my hosts file on any pc in my domain it does not read it.  Not sure why this is happening all of a sudden
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by:jcimarron
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zito2000--Run a System Restore to a time before the problem started.
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I ending up doing a ipconfig/flushdns and ipconfig/registerdns and it started to work again.
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by:zito2000
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Troubleshooted this on my own
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