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I recently set up a new Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit machine in a network which is predominately XP and Server 2003.

  • After a reboot, \\servername works
  • A while later, \\servername -> "Windows cannot access \\servername"
  • \\192.168.1.xx works
  • \\servername.full.domain works

So, I've got work-arounds, but I'd still like to know why short-name resolution is failing.

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How is your DNS, DHCP and NetBIOS set? Do the event logs report something? – Tom Wijsman Feb 6 '11 at 0:54
Both machines in question are statically assigned and Domain Controllers (hence DNS servers) I enabled NETBIOS on 2008 server. Found "Automatic certificate enrollment for local system failed" in event logs. – Justin Love Feb 6 '11 at 1:09
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Sounds a lot like this issue:

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Yeah, that looks about right, thanks. And yet... its not eligible for duplicate status. – Justin Love Feb 6 '11 at 2:33

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