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Change Root Sharepoint Name

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We have a MOSS 2007 site that was built with a rather long FQDN.  Due to how finicky the system can get as the path gets longer and longer, I would like to shorten our site's name.

My goal is to change "mysharepoint.mydomain.com" to "myspsite".

I already achieved this in the web browser by setting up Alternate Access Paths in Central Administration and can now browse the site with the shortened name.  The problem I am encountering is getting the short name to work when browsing the Sharepoint file system.

For example:

My site originally is referenced using "mysharepoint.mydomain.com".  I can type \\mysharepoint.mydomain.com in the address bar and see the virtual Sharepoint file system and delve into my document libraries in a familiar format.

Now I have alternate access paths so I can browse to "myspsite" instead of "mysharepoint.mydomain.com" through the web browser, however I can not enter \\myspsite and still get the file system.  I need to use the old name for this to work.

Does anyone know what steps I need to take to be able to browse the Sharepoint file system using the shortened name?

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