Duplicate name exists on Network

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Brett S., Apr 19, 2006.

  1. Brett S.

    Brett S. Guest

    I have a server with a long obnoxious name that the end users would like to
    call REDA01.

    I have aliased the obnoxious server name in DNS and when I try to access the
    server by typing in \\reda01 - I receive the following error message (from
    the DNS server console):

    You were not connected because a duplicate name exists ont he network. Goto
    System in Control Panel to change the computer name and try again.

    I tried adding static record in wins for same "cname in dns" and after going
    to start - run on the WINS server cosole receive error

    No Network Provider accepted the given path.

    Interesting also was the fact that WINS, from console on WINS server, let me
    add a static record for an ipaddress that was dynamically registered.

    How can I add an alias/static record in DNS or WINS or both and be vble to
    goto start run ands type in \\reda01 and click okay to see the server shares?

    Brett
     
    Brett S., Apr 19, 2006
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  2. Brett S.

    MartinX Guest

    Dude:

    This is real easy. The issue is that your server needs to allow SMB
    connections to it using the alias name. So add the following to the registry
    of the file server:

    - From
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters

    - New DWORD Value

    - Name: DisableStrictNameChecking

    - Base: Decimal

    - Value: 1

    - Reboot server.

    Note: Adding a CNAME record works fine if you are using FTP, HTTP or other
    standard TCP/IP applications to access the alias name. Making the registry
    entry is only necessary if you plan to access SMB shares, i.e.
    \\Server\SomeShare. See http://support.microsoft.com/?id=281308 for
    additional info.

    Regards,
    Martin
    MCSA: M



    I have a server with a long obnoxious name that the end users would like to
    call REDA01.

    I have aliased the obnoxious server name in DNS and when I try to access the
    server by typing in \\reda01 - I receive the following error message (from
    the DNS server console):

    You were not connected because a duplicate name exists ont he network. Goto
    System in Control Panel to change the computer name and try again.

    I tried adding static record in wins for same "cname in dns" and after going
    to start - run on the WINS server cosole receive error

    No Network Provider accepted the given path.

    Interesting also was the fact that WINS, from console on WINS server, let me
    add a static record for an ipaddress that was dynamically registered.

    How can I add an alias/static record in DNS or WINS or both and be vble to
    goto start run ands type in \\reda01 and click okay to see the server
    shares?

    Brett
     
    MartinX, Apr 19, 2006
    #2
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