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DNS and Share redirection

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DNS and Share redirection

jbm
Can this be done? I moved a folder from server A to server B and created a share for this folder on server B (example \\B\test)...
Question? we have many apps that have coded \\A\test - can we redirect in DNS some way so that \\A\test will link to the share on \\B\test? (i.e. \\A\test is redirected to the \\B\test share in our apps)?
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    CG IT

    sorry but DNS is name to address mapping and not shared resource mapping. DFS deals with shared folders.

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    lowlands

    you could achieve it in DNS, sorry CG :)

    But it will depend on your infrastructure.

    If you're in a AD domain, and your client computers use DNS. Creating a DNS alias for A that points to the ip of B.
    However this will only work if server A no longer exists! Don't create a DNS alias for the server if it is still online. In that case CG's option is a better way to go.

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    Aakash Shah

    If you decide to create an alias such that A refers to B in DNS, remember to disable strict name checking in Windows:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281308/en-us

    This is because, by default, you can only a share using \\real_name\share and not \\alias\share. Disabling strict name checking will allow you to use \\alias\share to access the share.

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    CG IT

    sorry but DNS is name to address mapping and not shared resource mapping. DFS deals with shared folders.

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    lowlands

    you could achieve it in DNS, sorry CG :)

    But it will depend on your infrastructure.

    If you're in a AD domain, and your client computers use DNS. Creating a DNS alias for A that points to the ip of B.
    However this will only work if server A no longer exists! Don't create a DNS alias for the server if it is still online. In that case CG's option is a better way to go.

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    Aakash Shah

    If you decide to create an alias such that A refers to B in DNS, remember to disable strict name checking in Windows:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281308/en-us

    This is because, by default, you can only a share using \\real_name\share and not \\alias\share. Disabling strict name checking will allow you to use \\alias\share to access the share.