CNAMEs not working properly for SBS server
Posted on 2008-06-23
This may be my inexperience with the SBS line, but here's the situation.
I have my SBS server with a cryptic hostname that makes perfect sense to me (JKB-DC1) but the users can't seem to remember. I want to create a CNAME for the server (fileshare.jkb.local) so they can access it easier.
In DNS, I added a CNAME of 'fileshare' for jkb-dc1.jkb.local. I can ping it from my workstation as both 'fileshare' and 'fileshare.jkb.local'. NSLOOKUP also resolves the correct IP address. However, when I put '\\fileshare' or '\\fileshare.jkb.local' in my Explorer window it cannot find the resource. Is there some restriction in SBS I'm not aware of.
Along the same lines, I noticed that a built-in CNAME of 'companyweb' resolves as above, but maps the SMB share to a different directory than \\jkb-dc1.
Is there a tool to granularly define SMB shares I'm missing? An ACL for fileshares I need to add 'fileshare' to?