I'm trying to map a drive on our HR Director's computer to a folder on a server at our corporate office. I've made this same mapping to about 20 machines already so I know the drill quite well. Since the server is outside our domain, I have to add its name and IP address to the hosts file of the local machine. Then, I can map the drive.
One of the last machines to do is an old Windows 2000 machine. I've added the info to the hosts file but every time I try to map the drive, I get the "Duplicate name exists on the network." error message. I changed his PCs name and tried it again with no avail. On the third attempt, and just for testing purposes, I named his PC something wild with random letters so I would know for sure there couldn't be another PC on the network with the same name. To my dismay, I still get this message.
Only one NIC card installed.