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File Redirection for Server Shares

Good morning!  I'm currently moving all of our network shares from one disk array to another, and as a result of this wanted to see about finding a way to redirect requests that are pointed at the old location to the new.  The trouble I've run into is on some of the user's computers they were accessing the files directly by going to \\server\share\dir\file instead of using the mapped drives on their computer.  What I'd like to try and do to address this instead of having to ferret out every instance is set something up so that if a user requests a file like this:  \\serverA\share\dir\file it will send them to \\serverB\share\dir\file.  We're currently running windows server 2008 on the old location and server 2003 on the new location.  All our clients are either vista business or windows xp pro.  Thanks!
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rslangenCommented:
An easy way to do this is to make in an alias in dns for serverA that points to serverB.
ServerA shouldn't have an a record any more and must be powered down.
We have used this solution for our file server as well.

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sstoyerAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately I'll still need to leave the other server up and running, as we've moved it to a different role beyond file serving, so wouldn't be able to axe it in dns.
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rslangenCommented:
You could use a dfs root for this. See this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];829885

This will take up some work but make you're file-server environment ready for future changes.





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