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Two NetBIOS names for one server

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I've installed new Win 2003 server. Let's say DNS is newServerName.company.com
But client has some DOS Applications which was installed on old server with old network pathes

How to make work:
\\oldServerName\app\start.exe ?

I've already tried to put record on HOSTS file - didn't work

Please advise.
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I've never seen this work effectively, but you can try:
http://www.windowsitpro.com/Article/ArticleID/14475/14475.html

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Commented:
if you have WINS/DNS enabled in your network, do add static entry for the oldname to the ip address.
Keith AlabasterEnterprise Architect
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In addition, you could create an lmhost file (the netbios equivalent of the hosts file for DNS)
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