Add an entry in DNS that redirects the request to another server
Posted on 2004-03-31
A client of mine asked me to upgrade an NT 4.0 server to W2K server sp4. Because of hardware problems (scsi raid controller) i could not upgrade but I had to migrate all their data and their user accounts etc...onto a new Dell Poweredge server. As a consequence a new domain was created and an inter-forest trust was established. All users can logon to either domains. My intention is to transfer all data from the NT 4.0 server to the new server and then install a new scsi controller on the old server and upgrade it to W2k and make it join the domain as a member server. This server will become a file server. The old scsi card according to Adaptec is incompatible with a new one they had bought and as a consequence all data will be lost on the array. So a complete format is the order of the day.
The accounting dept works with a payroll application located on the NT 4.0 server and they are currently mapped to \\servername\accounting . After moving all the data to the new server I added a CNAME Record with the name of the old server (ie server) and for the value i added the FQDN of the new server. The share accounting is created on the new server. The problem is when i try connecting to the new server (ie \\server\share\data\accounting) I get the following error message stating that (ie you were not connected because a duplicate name exists on the network). I check and there is no duplicate name on the network.
Would someone please help me by pointing me in the right direction.