DNS/WINS alias for a 2nd server name?

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We have a backup server that is connected to a SAN.  We want to move some user data to the SAN; however, I do not want to have to address the server that hosts the user data as \\backup\%sharename%, I want to use something like \\Filesvr1\%sharename%.

What is the best way to confiure DNS and WINS entires to achive this? bearing in mind that I want to be able to use UNC paths in script files, applications and the RUN command to access the user data.

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Nael_ShahidAsked:
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oBdAConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You can create static entries in DNS and WINS; in addition, you'll have to edit the server's registry to allow access through an alias:
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
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Nael_ShahidAuthor Commented:
What static entries shall I create? A or CNAME in DNS? and what record for WINS?

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oBdACommented:
DNS depends mainly on your personal preferences, can be either. In WINS, just create a standard entry (type "unique" or similar, not using an English version); though if you have a plain environment running W2k or later, you shouldn't even need the WINS entry.
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fpthreeCommented:
Don't forget to add your ptr
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Brian PiercePhotographerCommented:
Do you really need WINS? WINS is not normaly required at all if all of your machines are Win2000 or later and you do not have old software that expects to resolve netbois names over different subnets.
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Nael_ShahidAuthor Commented:
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