Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Access shared folder using a Alias (CNAME)

The following describes things needs to do to access a share using an alias.

1. Assume the the alias name is "mysharealias", dns server on which the alias "mysharealias" created is "dnsserver2003" and domain name is "", host name pointed by the Alias "mysharealias" is "". To know how to create Alias(CNAME) click Here
2. Now add new alias NetBios Name to the registry
reg add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters" /v OptionalNames /t reg_sz /d "myshare"
3. Make sure the DisableStrictNameChecking reg key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
is set to 1
4. Reboot the dns server
5.Now the share can be accessed using \\mysharealias


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