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Configuring SQL server name on LAN

Running SQL Server 2000 on a LAN. When setting up ODBC system DSN, some client machines find the server name but others not, requiring the usage of the IP address. Is there a local configuration file that needs to be ammended, or is it a server issue (be it SQL or network)?

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asked Mar 18, 2010 at 12:22 PM in Default

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The issue is the client machine that cannot see it via Name.

Try ipconfig /flushdns ipconfig /registerdns

from the command prompt on the client machines with the problems.

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answered Mar 18, 2010 at 12:25 PM

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It is possible that you are blocking UDP 1434 as well from some machines. I believe that a lookup from client tools for all servers uses this port.

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answered Mar 18, 2010 at 02:21 PM

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What name resolution techniques are in place in your environment?
DNS?
WINS?
Broadcast?

Does an nslookup SQLServerName work?
How about a ping -a IPaddress?

If all else fails drop an entry in the Client's hosts file.

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answered Mar 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM

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