On our small Windows 2008 R2 Server based network (8 x Win7 clients):
During an internet upgrade, our internal IP address ranges needed to be changed from 192.168.ZERO.xxx to 192.168.ONE.xxx. All IP internal client addresses are assigned by the ISP router via DHCP.
The clients readily accepted the new DHCP configuration and all workstations can access the internet. All looks OK via ipconfig /all.
However, on all clients, "Shares" no longer function. Looking for
\\PC-SALES results in "Network path not found" ... However
\\192.168.1.PC-SALES-NEWIPADDRESS shows the share fully functional as expected.
How can I "refresh" the clients to accept the new IP range but keeping the "old" share names??