I seem to be having a weird problem. In a workgroup environment (don;t ask ) i have installed my first Windows 2003 server R2. The server has been added to the workgroup.
There is no WINS and no A/D DNS.
Here is the problem....
when i try and access the server via \\ip address\share i am able to get into the share with no problem and it does not ask me for credentials. If i access the same server via \\servername\share it than prompts me for credentials.
I am able to ping the server via its servername and the fact that it is asking me for credntials when i go via its servername tells me there is no resolution problem.

No firewall enabled/installed, Netbios over TCP/IP also enabled and all part of same Workgroup.

What am i missing??