Cannot access internal machines via name but I can via IP address

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Wacey Richards, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. I have a situation where on a local machine when I typed (\\pvpfcu\reed2) I
    am unable to access this folder which is on a Win2003 SBS server. But when I
    type it like this with IP
    (\\\reed2) I can access it just fine what am I doing wrong is
    this a Group Policy that has been set I cannot figure this out.
    Wacey Richards, Jul 29, 2005
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  2. DNS resolves names to IP addresses. Generally, when you get to folder with
    and IP but not by name it is a DNS issue.

    Try a:
    ping -a

    The -a will query the DNS server (if it can find one) for a name.

    If you get a response, but no name, you have verified it is a DNS problem.
    You can you IPCONFIG /ALL to see what DNS entries you computer has configured.

    [email protected], Jul 29, 2005
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