Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Windows 7 clients intermittently unable to resolve host name of server

20 Feb 2012   #1
Squelchy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Windows 7 clients intermittently unable to resolve host name of server

We have 2 x Server 2008 R2 domain controllers and 120+ Windows 7 x64 clients.
We have a print server which runs Server 2008 R2. We have several other servers which also run Server 2008 R2.
An issue occurs intermittently and apparently at random, whereby a client will be unable to resolve the host/computer name of the print server.
When the issue occurs, we have confirmed the following:
- The client has a valid IP address.
- The client’s DNS server addresses are correct.
- The client can ping the IP address of the print server.
- The client can resolve the IP address of the print server by using nslookup and the server’s FQDN.
- The client cannot resolve the IP address of the print server by using nslookup and the host/computer name of the print server.
- The issue can occur regardless of which domain controller the client used to log on.
- When the output of ‘ipconfig /displaydns’ is printed to a text file, many of the other servers in our domain are present in the DNS cache but the print server is not.
- After the ‘ipconfig /flushdns’ command is executed, the client can resolve the host/computer name of the print server immediately.
If anyone has any thoughts on the cause of this issue and how to resolve it, I would be very grateful.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Feb 2012   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi Squelchy,

How many computers are having this issue? From your statement below, I see one.
Quote:
whereby a client will be unable to resolve the host/computer name of the print server.
Have you tried updating the NIC's driver?

What if you are logged on as a different User from that PC, are you able to replicate the issue?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2012   #3
Squelchy

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Just to provide closure for anyone out there who is interested.

I found an old DNS record for a redundant server, which was configured with the same IP address as our print server. I've deleted the old record with the conflicting IP address so this should resolve the issue.

What is confusing is that the old DNS record was created in the year 2010, our clients have been running Windows 7 for well over a year, yet our clients have only been exhibiting the problem over the past 3 months or so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


Reply

 Windows 7 clients intermittently unable to resolve host name of server




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Various MMC Errors, Unable To Resolve, Please Help!
I went to get into Event Viewer yesterday and was greeted with the error below. I've done lots of research on how it might be resolved but have had no luck. I just checked every item in the Administrative Tools folder and three other components are giving me errors. Below is a list of information...
General Discussion
windows xp mode (as clients) connect to host windosws 7 as server.
Hi All, I have install windows xp mode on my windows 7 64bit laptop. I also install MS SQL Server 2008R2 on windows 7 as server. How do i connect from win xp mode (client) to windows 7(server) as my laptop is running standalone not in networking environment, I also need to map network to share...
Virtualization
Can't update Windows on Server or Clients (error 80072efd)
Hi Everyone, I am running a Domain from a Windows 2008 R2 Server. At the moment Windows Updates are not working on the Server, or the corresponding clients. On the Server I see the following error message - http://www.systemcontrol.com.au/images/captures/Update-error-on-Windows-2008-R2.JPG...
Windows Updates & Activation
Use Microsoft Security Essentials on productive server and clients
hi What do you think, is it a good idea, to use Microsoft Security Essentials on production server and clients at the company?
System Security
Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000
Hello, I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain. I have tried all suggested solutions which are : i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 and Vista clients don't update Service pack from WSUS Server
The service packs (SP1 for 7 and SP2 for Vista) have been approved for install. Clients just don't detect that SPs being available on the server. I ran WSUS Detection tool from Microsoft and it said 'passed' and clients are able to contact WSUS Server. Help?
Windows Updates & Activation

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:19.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App