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Duplicate Name exists


I am looking after a lan . I am i am not able to access one particular system , by another one particular system. But from these computers i can access all other systems in my lan and vice- versa.only the communication between these two computers is affected.

Error is " A duplicate name exists on the network "

I searched in google i got the following solutions.

1)A. The "Duplicate name exists" error indicates the (NetBIOS) name of the Windows computer conflicts with some other name on the network. Most commonly, this happens when another Windows computer on the local network uses the same name. This error can also occur when one of the connected Windows workgroups has the same name as the computer.

1)In rare instances, "Duplicate name exists" is a false error reported when old information is stored in the WINS database.

I checked for any duplicate name and according to first solution . No duplicate name is found. I also tried by changing the name of both the systems, and also by changing their workgroups.But the problem still persist.

I don't know how to check and clear the old information present in WINS database.
Kindly help me out

Nov 15 '07 #1
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