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Connect to server file share using DNS Alias

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I have a domain controller named "Server1" with a file share setup on it "FileShare$".
I want my users to connect to this share as \\falsname\FileShare$ and not \\Server1\FileShare$
I setup a DNS entry A record with an associated PTR record.

I can ping the DNS entry for "falsename.mydomain.edu" but cannot connect to it using \\falsename\FileShare$

I have also tried using a non $ share name with no luck.
What am I doing wrong?
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By default, a Windows server only "listens" for SMB connections coming to its own host name or IP address; to allow it to accept connections through an alias name, you need to set the "DisableStrictNameChecking" value as described in the article below and reboot the machine.
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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This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!!!!
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