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I have a client that has 20+ computers on a domain. All the computers can see each other as well as the servers except one.

I have checked these:

  • Remote login
  • Windows firewall is turned off
  • there is no antivirus
  • I have rebooted the workstation
  • have tried it in safe mode
  • and I have checked the services

What am I missing?

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Check your DNS settings. Have you tried removing the client from the domain and re-add it? – Shawn Farmer Mar 7 '13 at 23:53
I forgot to add that this computer can see all the other computers and servers – Grey Mar 7 '13 at 23:56
Give me just a minute and I will try the domain removal and add again – Grey Mar 7 '13 at 23:59
Okay I just removed it from the domain then rebooted and then re-added it to the domain then rebooted again. However, it is still doing the same thing. Any other ideas? – Grey Mar 8 '13 at 0:13
Welcome to SuperUser. Could you please try to clarify your question a little? For instance, this one machine that’s misbehaving –– can it see any of the other computers? And I’m not sure how to interpret your comment (“… this computer can see all the other computers …”). – Scott Mar 8 '13 at 0:22

Check the IP scheme is in line with the rest. can't necessarily talk to

Also, check that the machine is looking to the correct DNS server and that its search domains (control panel > network adapters > properties > ip > advanced)

Lastly, check that there are no manual entries in the computers hosts file which could be forcing it to resolve badly.

One of these should help you along your way or at least rule out a few more things.

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