NETBIOS/DNS Alias - Redirection needed...

Discussion in 'Server Networking' started by John USGS, Feb 19, 2004.

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    I'm getting ready to rebuild an NT4 server named "A" to a W2K server named "B". Many of my users have drive mappings to shares on "A" which will be broken after the rebuild. I would like to know if there is some effective way to alias the old server name "A" to the new server "B". Users need to be able to open "\\A\sharename" after the rebuild.

    FYI - I have attempted the registry edit:

    HKEY_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameterson\OptionalNames

    on a W2K test server combined with a DNS alias pointing "A" to "B", but without success. All clients are XP and the W2K servers are AD integrated. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
    John USGS, Feb 19, 2004
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  2. Do not use "OptionalNames" it is not supported and in your case will not
    work. Instead you should follow the steps in this article:

    281308 Connecting to SMB Share on a Windows 2000-Based Server May Not Work
    with
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=281308

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    Thanks,
    Marc Reynolds
    Microsoft Technical Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


    "B". Many of my users have drive mappings to shares on "A" which will be
    broken after the rebuild. I would like to know if there is some effective
    way to alias the old server name "A" to the new server "B". Users need to
    be able to open "\\A\sharename" after the rebuild.
    without success. All clients are XP and the W2K servers are AD integrated.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Marc Reynolds [MSFT], Feb 19, 2004
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