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How can I have two server names?

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Hi Guys,

I have Server 2003 which I recently changed from a clustered environment so I had to change the machine name.
I have a share with the old computer name

e.g.

60 users with the share \\test-clus\database

Now the server name has changed so the share is \\live-clus\database so they cant see the old share anymore, can I assign an alias for the old server name so the old share becomes active again???

I hope this is clear enough,

Thanks,
Joe
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Hi,

Try creating a CNAME (alias) in DNS pointing the old name to the new name for the server. You may want to check out this article if your clients have issues connecting.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/281308
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Beautiful article. It was good learning for me. I was searching for a solution for a long time.

Thanks
Inba
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Thanks mass2612 that worked perfectly.
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