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    IP Address on Windows Vista

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    Bit of a problem this morning... Came to install kaspersky on one of our admin machines which has vista business sp2 installed with all updates!

    The problem i am having is that i can't ping the machine from the server using its name but i can actually ping it using its ip address!

    Everytime i try to install the antivirus from the server, its failing and i can only put this down to the fact that there is a conflict between the server and the machine!

    Has anyone come accross this problem before? I have tried the ip/release and ip/renew but it keeps taking the old ip from dhcp again!

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    sounds a bit like a DNS issue, if you can ping the ip, is the name resolving?

    most av stuff install by using the name rather then an ip

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    Just also noticed that if i ping using the computer name, it returns this:

    pinging computer1.server.local [*.*.*.99]

    but when i do ipconfig on the local machine, its ip address is actually *.*.*.40

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    Just also noticed that if i ping using the computer name, it returns this:

    pinging computer1.server.local [*.*.*.99]

    but when i do ipconfig on the local machine, its ip address is actually *.*.*.40
    defo a DNS error, reload the DNS on the server

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    Wouldn't that affect anything on the network? We have up to 200 machines on the network?

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    it shouldn't do, most of your servers addresses are probly cached by them neway. have u got 2 dns servers? as while one is reloading the other should be okay to carry on working for few mins while the first one reloads.

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    I have just looked at the DNS, found the pc name and double clicked on it and found that the ip address is *.*.*.99 which is not the one on the local pc!

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    double check in the DNS to check it is actually wrong, it could just be the server has a cached address for that pc, if so just do ipconfig/flushdns and it will clear the local cache and then look against your server.

    EDIT: its not this!!!

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    only have one server!

    The ip address on the server is definately wrong!

    Do i run the flushdns command on the local machine or server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marvin View Post
    only have one server!

    The ip address on the server is definately wrong!

    Do i run the flushdns command on the local machine or server?
    ignore that comment, i don't think it applies, you should be able to get away with reloading dns,

    if you want further help troubleshooting the dns look here Troubleshooting DNS servers: Domain Name System(DNS)

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    Local machine. Also check to see if DHCP has not issued 2 addresses for it, or had a bad one listed as the one you actually want.

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    Under DHCP, the IP address for that particular machine is *.*.*.40 where is on the DNS it is down as *.*.*.99!

    Do you still think i should reload DNS? If so how do i achieve that with only one server on the network!

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    I wouldnt reload DNS just yet as it will lead to all sorts of related issues if you are using exchange and AD, in DNS there is an option to scavange old and stage DNS Records.

    Start immediate scavenging of stale resource records: Domain Name System(DNS)

    Theres the microsoft Article obviously do this at your own risk etc .

    Regards

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    Yeah, we have exchange on the server and i am a bit wary that it will affect things on the network!

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    I would personally remove stale records .......Is it only one machine that you currently have this issue with ? .....

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