I'm having difficulty connecting Windows XP machines to Windows Server 2008 via their network name (\\server) At times, I can only get to the server through \\ip address. I think I've resolved this issue by turning netBIOS on. However, at times the server comes up without authenticating. Other times it doesn't remember authentication. (even when the check box is clicked)
This is an issues because we're running some software that calls upon the server by name and fails to connect when it cannot find it in this manner.
This seems like a simple issue, but I'm not 100% sure what's going wrong here. Is this a netBIOS issue? An xp/server2008r2 compatibility issue? Or is it an issue with my network?
Thanks in advance!