NET USE: Error 52 - when using DNS Alias

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  1. Kiwi Si

    Kiwi Si Guest

    Hi all,

    I am getting the following error message when using the NET USE command to
    connect to a network share on a server that I have assigned a DNS Alias to.
    I am using the DNS Alias name in the NET USE statement. I can ping the Alias
    and it resolves and responds correctly.

    The reason I am wanting to use an Alias is that in the future the share may
    be moved to another server and the server name is embeded in a WINPE boot
    disk's script that we use for deployment, else I would have looked at DFS.

    Both machines are W2K3 Server sp1 and use Microsoft DNS and WINS in the
    domain.

    The server I am trying to connect to has both an A (Host) and CNAME (Alias)
    record entry in DNS, ie:

    SERVER1 A(Host) 192.168.1.10
    SERVER1-ALIASNAME CNAME (Alias) 192.168.1.10

    The full error message I am getting when performing a basic NET USE command
    is:

    "Error 52 - a duplicate name exists on the network"

    Does anyone know how to resolve this issue, is it possible or is it a
    limitation of using the NET USE command with Alias DNS records?

    Thanks in advance,


    Simon
     
    Kiwi Si, Feb 16, 2007
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  2. This should fix it.

    281308 - Connecting to SMB share on a Windows 2000-based computer or a
    Windows Server 2003-based computer may not work with an alias name:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;281308

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  3. Kiwi Si

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    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks very much for your help - I did hunt high and low on Tech Net though
    obviously not hard enough. This article fits the bill perfectly.

    Thanks again,


    Simon :)
     
    Kiwi Si, Feb 16, 2007
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  4. When searching the KB for an error, it is best to start with the exact error
    phrase, and use the advanced search using the exact phrase entered.

    In your case "System error 52 has occurred." using the Exact phrase entered
    returns three articles, with this one being number 1.

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