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To give a server more then one name.

April 15, 2008

It is possible to access one of your 2000 or 2003 servers with different names then the one assigned to it.
Found this article on the Microsoft site.
Connecting to SMB share on a Windows 2000-based computer or a Windows Server 2003-based computer may not work with an alias name.
Additionally, to resolve this problemin Windows 2000 Server you must complete all of the following steps: 1.Create the CNAME record for the file server on the appropriate DNS server, if the CNAME record is not already present.
2.Apply the hotfix to the computer for which the CNAME record was created, not the DNS server. (Unless the DNS server and file server in question is the same computer, and then all of the changes is applied is to that server.) This hotfix affects the LAN Manager Server Service and does not affect DNS functionality.
3.Apply the following registry change to the file server to which you installed the hotfix. To do so: a. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
b. Locate and click the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServerParameters
c. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: DisableStrictNameChecking
Data type: REG_DWORD
Radix: Decimal
Value: 1
d. Quit Registry Editor.
4.Restart your computer.
Windows Server 2003
To resolve this problem in Windows Server 2003, complete the following steps: 1.Create the CNAME record for the file server on the appropriate DNS server, if the CNAME record is not already present.
2.Apply the following registry change to the file server. To do so, follow these steps:
a. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
b. Locate and click the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESystemCurrentControlSetServicesLanmanServerParameters
c. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
Value name: DisableStrictNameChecking
Data type: REG_DWORD
Radix: Decimal
Value: 1
d. Quit Registry Editor.
3.Restart your computer.

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