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When I access my server using the DNS name, for example:


I can see the shares but cannot see any files within the shares. I've tried disabling the firewall and checked to make sure things like SSDP are enabled. However I am still unable to see any files via the DNS name.

If I access the server via its IP, I can see all files without any issues. What could be causing this?

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What is the OS on the server and the client – Dave M Oct 25 '11 at 15:54
windows server 2008 r2 – Rhodri Ross Oct 27 '11 at 21:26

Try an ipconfig /flushdns . Can happen when one PC is not part of the domain. You can then edit your HOSTS file using a pointer.... eg. myserver.local

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