I have a Windows 2003 RRAS VPN with two clients (both running Windows 7). The VPN works as expected, except that I am unable to access any of the three machines in the network using their Windows names.
The server has a static IP, and the clients are assigned IPs dynamically in a specified address range. However, every time a client disconnects and reconnects it is likely to be assigned a different IP.
I have put the server's IP in my hosts file which permits me to reach the machine in Windows Explorer using
\\192.168.150.XXX works to access the other machines, but as noted this changes.
What do I need to do to get
\\MachineName to work dynamically as the IPs change? Is this a WINS issue?