Trying to figure why pinging by name won't resolve right IP

Microsoft Windows server 2003 r2 standar...
January 10, 2012 at 18:48:00
Specs: Windows Server 2003 RC2 SP2
Hi everybody,

I have spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to figure out why a ping to the name of my Windows XP SP3 client from my Windows 2003 R2 SP2 server will not resolve to the correct ip. I can ping the address just fine. 192.168.1.108. From the client I can ping the server by name or ip just fine. The client computer name is bf-bf, and the server computer name is bf-serv

I am not using the server as a domain controller. Only as dhcp, wins and fileserver. In computer management I can see that my DHCP is active. I do have a scope assigned. I do see my few computers in the address leases. I have no reservations. In Scope Options I have 044 WINS/NBNS set to the static ip of the nic on this server 192.168.1.5. I have option 046 WINS/NBT Node Type set to 0x8 hybrid. No other server options are configured in the dhcp.

Further down in computer management is the WINS options. The icon has the green active arrow. I can see the computer I am having issues with in the active registrations. Its ip address 192.168.1.108 as I mentioned above. Looks good.

So, although I don't have a DNS server setup. I started looking into dns being an issue. On the server I ran ipconfg /displaydns. I have a couple entries for bf-bf that shows the following incorrect ip address.

bf-bf
---------------------------------------------
Record Name . . . . . . : bf-bf
Record Type . . . . . . : 1
Time to Live . . . . . . . . : 134044
Data Length . . . . . . . . : 4
Section . . . . . . . . . . . : Answer
A (Host) Record . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

and

100.1.168.192.in-addr.arpa
---------------------------------------------
Record Name . . . . . . : 100.1.168.192.in-addr.arpa
Record Type . . . . . . : 12
Time to Live . . . . . . . . : 133541
Data Length . . . . . . . . : 4
Section . . . . . . . . . . . : Answer
A (Host) Record . . . . . : BF-BF

After all the Googling I have finally come to this point. I have tried doing ipconfig /flushdns, but the record keeps coming back. On the dhcp of the server, I have changed the options to include 'Enable DNS dynamic updates according to the settings below:'
-Always dynamically update DNS A and PTR records
checked - Discard A and PTR records when lease is deleted
checked - Dynamically update DNS A and PTR records for DHCP clients that do not request updates (for example, clients running Windows NT 4.0)

I know ipconfig /all is also helpful information so here it is below.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Intel(R) Pro/1000 MT Network Connection
Physical Address: (hidden)
DHCP Enabled: No
IP Address: 192.168.1.5
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:
Primary WINS Server: 192.168.1.5

ipconfig /all on client

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Intel(R) 82567LM Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address: (hidden)
DHCP Enabled: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled: Yes
IP Address: 192.168.1.108
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server: 192.168.1.5
Primary WINS Server: 192.168.1.5

I am really stuck on this one. Any and all help is appreciated. The embarrasing amount of time has been about ten hours btw.


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#1
January 10, 2012 at 23:39:23
Without a DNS server with the appropriate record, pinging by name is not going to work. That's what DNS does, resolves names to IP addresses. WINS is concerned with NETBIOS name resolution and is irrelevant to IP addressing.

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#2
January 11, 2012 at 06:52:08
No mention of reviewing your wins entries. You clearly have a entry that is invalid.

If you don't have a local dns server those dhcp setting should be undone since they are invalid.

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