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    ping computer name

    i tried to ping the users on my network. if i use ip address and ping the users i get a reply. but if i ping using their computername .. some of the users i can ping but some i cannot ping them. i get error, could not find host. why doest this happend. what should i do so that all the users i can ping with their computername.

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    If this is strictly a peer-to-peer LAN (vs. Domain) then the only only mechanism in place for name resolution is NetBIOS. In order for that to work, NetBIOS over TCP/IP has to be enabled in the network connection properties. Also, the default XP/2000 setting is usually "obtain NetBIOS settings from DHCP Server". If you're using DHCP from a router, it provides very little in setting info that is usable for resolution beyond gateway and DNS info. If this is your scenario, or you're using static IPs, try setting to "enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP".

    What are the client operating systems being used? If any 9.x clients, it get even more colorful, as we now need to look at bindings.
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    okay i think i understand. some of the user are logged on to the domain. some is not. but are using dhcp server.win98 is not a concern.. all are using xp and 2k. thanks for your help.will try the setting when i get back to the office tomorow.

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    You mean this is a domain and they can't resolve?? That's a whole 'nother story. What "flavor" domain? NT4? 2000? 2003?
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