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Windows 7: can access file share by ip but not by name

23 Sep 2010   #1
safadoretornado

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
can access file share by ip but not by name

Our network runs on a 2008 active directory domain, and our domain controller also is an internal DNS server; we have an additional server that is our internal web server and hosts a RAID 1 mirrored file share for everyone to put their data (which we have folder redirection configured on for the My Documents folder, and people also access it as a mapped network drive). It all works flawlessly, except on two client computers.

1. The two clients can ping the file server both by name and IP.
2. Clients can can log into the file server by remote desktop, by name.
3. Nslookup shows that the clients can communicate with the DNS server and resolve the domain name to the correct IP address.
4. Clients can access the internal sites at http://<file server>

5. Clients cannot access the file share at \\<file server>, but can access it at \\192.168.1.104.
6. I have already flushed the DNS cache on the client machines.

Itís really odd, because it would seem like this is a DNS issue but everything else works: http dns works, nslookup works, and I already flushed the DNS cache. These are the only computers having any issues at all. All the computers on the network have their dns server manually assigned, and all the servers have a DHCP reservation so their IP wonít change.

You guys have any idea?


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28 Sep 2010   #2
safadoretornado

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Still haven't been able to get any responses, so here is a bump. I hope somebody has an answer here.
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28 Sep 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

As a work around, have you tried messing with the NTLMv2 levels yet?

If not this page might help you find a setting that will work.

[Solved] Windows 7 and Samba Issue - windows-7
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30 Sep 2010   #4
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by safadoretornado View Post
Our network runs on a 2008 active directory domain, and our domain controller also is an internal DNS server; we have an additional server that is our internal web server and hosts a RAID 1 mirrored file share for everyone to put their data (which we have folder redirection configured on for the My Documents folder, and people also access it as a mapped network drive). It all works flawlessly, except on two client computers.

1. The two clients can ping the file server both by name and IP.
2. Clients can can log into the file server by remote desktop, by name.
3. Nslookup shows that the clients can communicate with the DNS server and resolve the domain name to the correct IP address.
4. Clients can access the internal sites at http://<file server>

5. Clients cannot access the file share at \\<file server>, but can access it at \\192.168.1.104.
6. I have already flushed the DNS cache on the client machines.

Itís really odd, because it would seem like this is a DNS issue but everything else works: http dns works, nslookup works, and I already flushed the DNS cache. These are the only computers having any issues at all. All the computers on the network have their dns server manually assigned, and all the servers have a DHCP reservation so their IP wonít change.

You guys have any idea?
Have you checked on the machines that DO NOT work that their HOST files are correct and unmodified?
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22 Dec 2010   #5
ctoguy

Windows 7
 
 

I have been experiencing this same issue.

20 2008R2 TS on a 2003 AD domain w/DNS, WINS. 2 servers have now exhibited these symptoms. It always clears on reboot. Came back twice on the first server but ok now for 2 weeks. Both were created 1st part of Nov.

2nd server has been good until today. Only had the problem with the file server. Other computers you could browse to. With the file server you get "Network path not found" by name but everything works by IP. No services were stopped. You can ping by name but not remote desktop by name...but you can by ip.

Very frustrating.
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29 Mar 2011   #6
bennykurns

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I am having the exact same issue as the original poster.

Was it ever resolved?
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29 Mar 2011   #7
davewave

w7 64 bit
 
 

when you ping what is the result you get?

just to be sure dns is functioning properly i would go to the clients and do a flushdns and go to the host and do a register dns.
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29 Mar 2011   #8
brady

 

Are you DNS records stored as (A records) or CNAME?
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