Microsoft KB Archive/926191
Article ID: 926191
Article Last Modified on 3/15/2007
- Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
- Windows Vista Business
- Windows Vista Enterprise
- Windows Vista Home Basic
- Windows Vista Home Premium
- Windows Vista Starter
- Windows Vista Ultimate
After you use Windows Vista to change the name of a computer, other computers can continue to access the computer by using the previous name of the computer.
When this issue occurs, the following conditions are true:
- If you clear the Domain Name System (DNS) cache by using the ipconfig command together with the /flushdns switch, this issue still occurs.
- If you change the network adapter at the same time that you change the name of the computer, this issue does not occur.
This issue occurs when the DNS Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) record retains the computer's NetBIOS name. If the network adapter is bound to NetBIOS, the computer's NetBIOS name is retained for a short time based on the Windows Data Access Component (Windows DAC) address of the computer.
Note Windows DAC technology was formerly known as Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC).
This issue is resolved after a short time when the old name is marked as a tombstone object.
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