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Name Resolution - Not in Windows.

By TPCosmo ·
I have a weird situation where a XP Pro workstation, on a Win2k Network establishes a VPN to a NT4 network, and can browse the remote network just fine. I manually added records to the local DNS to allow browsing of the remote network by computer name.
Rebooting the machine seems to screw up name resolution for windows. If I reestablish the VPN, and try to browse by name, it fails, BUT I can ping the remote server by name and it works just fine. If I enter the IP into a browser it will work fine too. I am confused by this behavior. A trace route shows only one hop to the DNS server where I made the manual entry. Has anyone seen a similar situation where pinging will resolve the computer name, but windows browsers wont. Thanks a lot.

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Name Resolution - Not in Windows.

by dbaideme In reply to Name Resolution - Not in ...

To help solve this problem from a command line run "route print" when the system is working the way you want and print screen the info.

Now do it again after the reboot and see what has changed.

This will get you started. Post what changed andwell see if we can't get you further along.

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by TPCosmo In reply to Name Resolution - Not in ...

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by hunter In reply to Name Resolution - Not in ...

I have seen this behavior before or something similar on WinXp. Do you have non Win2k DNS servers on the network too? If so your WinXP machine will choose them first and therefore "loose" the other computers. I found this problem in my network as well and after Talking ot a Microsoft Tech I was told to make sure that the Win2k DNS wan the primary. After I bumped it up to be the Primary DNS my probmlems ceased o exist. This is a problem that is inherent to WinXP so there isn't much you can do about it other than make the Win2k DNS it's primary.

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by TPCosmo In reply to Name Resolution - Not in ...

Thanks to the both of you for your thoughts regarding my situation. Dbaideme, The Route didnt Change between sessions. Hunter, I have only Win2K DNS servers on my network. I think my problem is more in the area on bandwidth between the sites. I cantget a consistent pattern of success or failure, and my remote office is served my a cable modem, and I'm unsure of what bandwidth im actually getting thru there.
Anyway, thanks for your ideas.....

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