Solved

mounting network drive via DNS alias name

Posted on 2006-06-22
3
1,581 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
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??
0
Comment
Question by:Nez_bit
3 Comments
 
LVL 84

Assisted Solution

by:oBdA
oBdA earned 125 total points
ID: 16964426
Try it with this:
Connecting to SMB share on a Windows 2000-based computer or a Windows Server 2003-based computer may not work with an alias name
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281308
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:Nez_bit
ID: 16964619
No joy on that one oBdA.  Just tried.  It shows in the background that it is trying to connect to \\datavalley\sharename, but the authentication window shows that i am connected to dv-terminal-srv.domain.com but still will not authenticate.
0
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Netman66 earned 125 total points
ID: 16964856
You might want to consider setting up a DFS root.  Users then only need to connect to \\domain\share rather than \\servername\share.

This might help you:

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=345783&rl=1

0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preface Having the need * to contact many different companies with different infrastructures * do remote maintenance in their network required us to implement a more flexible routing solution. As RAS, PPTP, L2TP and VPN Client connections are no…
This may not be a text book method to resolve VSS backup issues but it seemed to have worked on few of the Windows 2003 servers we had issues while performing a Volume Shadow Copy backup. If you have issues while performing a shadow copy backup usin…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question