mounting network drive via DNS alias name
Posted on 2006-06-22
I have setup our AD server with the stupid name of DV-TERMINAL-SRV. I know form the name that it is our Data Valley (new AMS system) Terminal Server. ALong with this I have an SQL server and a main AD server. For the user though, I just want them to be able to connect to a machine called "datavalley" as that is all they need to know about. I have added a CNAME alias in DNS for datavalley.domain.com to point to dv-terminal-srv.domain.com. All resolves o.k. in a lookup, and works fine for terminal services if I just log on to datavalley. What won't work though, is network drive mapping. If I map to \\datavalley\sharname it asks me to authenticate and won't let me in, whereas if I map to \\dv-terminal-srv\sharename it lets me in as I am already authenticated to the domain. What gives. I am not running WINS as all clients are XP or Mac OSX and I felt I didn't need it now.
A mac can connect via smb://datavalley/sharename, but a PC makes you re-authenticate and fails.
Can anyone tell me where I went wrong??