Unable to access share with FQDN RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Our SCCM server cannot distribute content to one Distribution Point because a certain share can't be accessed.
    That's what I see in the log file.

    The cause of this is:

    Server1: Windows Server 2012 R2
    Server2: Windows Server 2008 R2

    Server1 cannot access a share via UNC on Server2 using FQDN.
    Example: \\Server2.domain.com\admin$
    Error: The specified network name is no longer available.
    The share can be accessed without FQDN: \\Server2\admin$ works fine.
    It also works fine via IP address.

    The server can be pinged and traced using the FQDN.
    It resolves to the correct IP address.
    I did try to edit the host file just in case, but still same issue.

    Server1 can access all other server using the FQDN.
    Server2 can be accessed from all other servers and client PC's using FQDN.

    Does anybody have any suggestions regarding this?

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:14 AM


  • Hi Altu,

    Based on your description, I suggest you perform these actions below.

    1. run the command line ipconfig /flushdns to clear DNS cache on server1
    2. Server1 ping server2 with FQDN
    3. If step 2 is ok, you could try to access shared folder with FQDN

    In additional, you could run the command line C:\>net view \\<server2’s FQDN> on cmd of server1 to troubleshooting. if there is any error message, please post it.


    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Jay Gu Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:46 AM
    • Edited by Jay Gu Friday, January 8, 2016 8:18 AM typo
    • Marked as answer by Amy Wang_ Friday, January 8, 2016 8:26 AM
    Thursday, December 24, 2015 7:31 AM