I have a scenario where I need to allow workstations in my network to see a newly installed SBS server as an old SBS server name for the sake of accessing share files.
For instance the syntax: \\oldserver\sharedfiles would access in reality \\newserver\sharedfiles.
I have tried to put in an A record in DNS on the new server for the DNS name oldserver to be the IP address of the newserver, and did the same thing to the host file on the XP workstations, however it only works if I am doing things in a web browser like http://oldserver/exchange
will go to the OWA of the new server just fine.
Does anyone know how I can fool the XP workstations into thinking that the old server still exists using DNS or something?
If you are wondering why the weird requirement, it is to make an old database with an unknown number of data sets pointing to the old server name, and updating those names to the new server name is just not an option as I did not write the DB and the author is nowhere to be found. But this is a mission critical database and I have it on a renamed XP workstation in order to make it work, but obviously I NEED to get it on the server somehow.