Same server with two different names
Aliases (CName) are not working
I'm trying to set up some DNS aliases (CName records) on a Windows
2000 / 2003 network. On one of the DNS servers I have a server named
Server1 (FQDN: Server1.Domain1.com)
In the DNS consol I create a CName record as follows:
This points to Server1.Domain1.com
If I open windows Explorer I can connect to Server1 by its short name
or FQDN. But I cannot hit Data1 by either name, either on the main
server (Server1) or any client PC's or member servers (I have verified
that the change has replicated to other DNS servers on the LAN, too.)
What I get is the message: Windows cannot find "file:////Data1"
cannot find "file:////Data1.Domain1.com"
What am I doing wrong here?
I have a file server with the NETBIOS name XPTO and FQDN xpto.ad.teste.com .
Through UNC path I can browse the shared files and folders at XPTO
Now I need to access the same server trough UNC but using the name XPTI
What I did:
- In the DNS domain I created a new record: xpti.ad.teste.com with the same
- In the WINS I created a new record: XPTI (Workstation [00h] and
Server[20h]) with the same IP address
I can ping XPTI successfully, but I can't browse the shared files and
folders through UNC path.
What's the problem?
I assume you also receive System error 52 when using net view
\\cname. By design, mapping or sharing cname or alias name
connections are not supported in Windows network because the Windows
performs server name verification. When the computer receives the connection
request, it will check the server name verification. If it doesn’t match the
computer name, you will receive System error 52.
I am not sure why you want
to access or map the computer using the different name. You may have 3
options to use the different “name”. They are 1) use NetBIOS name; 2) FQDN;
3) IP address.
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