I had a little network glitch and since then one of my servers shows up wrong at some workstations when typing in
On workstationA I go to Explorer and and type
\\server\ and it brings me to our copier at 192.168.2.101.
\\server.company.local\ gets me to the right place at 192.168.2.252.
server pings 192.168.2.252 - same correct result with ping server.company.com
nslookup also shows correct result with both. reverse lookup by ip is correct also.
I flush the DNS on the workstation and the error still occurs. reboot same result.
At that point I give up and start remapping the shares to
\\server.company.local\share just to get the user back working...
DNS Server has correct entries for that server. Can access the server via
\\server\ on dns server, all looks fine.
Eventually the workstation figures it out by itself and
\\server\ works again but my life wouldn't be as stressful if I had a clue what happened or how to fix it myself.
Thanks for your time looking and answering.