2003SP1 breaks 'DisableStrictNameChecking' on lanman server servic

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Paul Hickman, Mar 31, 2005.

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    Paul Hickman Guest

    On an unservicepacked Windows 2003 if you had a DNS alias or local hosts
    entry pointing to a server under the name "test.mydomain.com" it was
    possible to access file shares on that server using the syntax
    \\test.mydomain.com\c$ even though test.mydomain.com was not the real name of
    the computer.

    To make this work it was necessary to set the registry key

    HLKM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters\DisableStrictNameChecking to 1 (DWORD)

    However, once service pack 1 is applied this no longer works. This means it
    is not possible to open any ASP.NET projects in visual studio that do not use
    'localhost' or the real computer DNS name once the service pack is applied.
    Does anyone know:

    a) is this a bug in the service pack, an undocumented feature or a
    documented feature that I've missed in the list of fixes

    b) is there a workaround to make DisableStrictNameChecking continue to work
    or another means of connecting to a file share by an aliased computer name.
    Maybe its possible to replace a particular file from the service pack with
    the original version?

    c) is there a way of getting visual studio 2003 not to require that the site
    name that appears in the fileshare path \\site.name\wwwroot$ is not the same
    as the http://site.name/ url for the site you are working on (without using
    front page extensions rather than file shares)
    Paul Hickman, Mar 31, 2005
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    skealta Guest

    I had to delete the old computer account from Active Directory tha
    was being aliased to get it to work

    skealta, Sep 19, 2005
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