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By windlej ·
I have a PC that is resolving an incorrect name for a intranet web site. All of the other PCs are fine. I checked the WINS and DNS servers with NS lookup and ipconfig. I tried to flush the DNS and netbiose. I even deleted all temp and history files. The name is still resolving incorrectly. The PC right next to it works fine. The PC has no lmhosts or hosts. Is there software or utility that I can use to find out where it's resolving the name from?

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by McKayTech In reply to Name lookup

I have only a partial answer for you. You can run 'nbtstat -r' from the command line and it will provide you a list of names resolved by broadcast. 'nbtstat -c' will show the machine names and IP addresses in the local name cache.

One other possibility is that IE itself has been set with an incorrect setting for the default home page.

What happens if you ping the correct intranet name? Does it then resolve the correct IP address? If so, then it's very likely to be a browser configuration issue rather than a name resolution issue per se.


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by savatovic In reply to Name lookup

Some hints:
1. Does your client have Winsock Proxy Client installed?
2. Did you check proxy settings in Internet Explorer? You should check Tools/Internet Options/Connections/LAN Settings/Proxy Server Advanced. In the Exceptions box, type addresses (using wildcards) to be excluded (not processed) by proxy server (for example *.my-intranet.com).

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by windlej In reply to Name lookup

I do not have any proxy servers. When I just type in the name it resolves a public IP address. But if I go to the WINs/DNS or to another PC It resolves it correctly.

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