Can an Alias for a client computer be created in Active Directory?

Posted on 2010-03-25
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Last Modified: 2013-12-23
I have a PC that is connected to the corporate domain.  Can the Active Directory folks create an alias for a client PC that is in the domain?  Windows plaform.
Question by:kdschool
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an alias is usually referring to a DNS record and does not involve active directory although your DNS can be AD integrated - but that is really not relevant.  So for example if your computer was origianlly called "computer1" on the network and you want it to be called "bobo", and alias can be put in DNS so that the system would reply to both names.  Is that what you are trying to do?

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ID: 28582281
Yes, then it does not matter if it's a PC or a Server they can add the DNS record?

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I know this can be done with a web site but I was not sure if  a regular PC that does not have a web site or anything could have an alias.

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JohnDemerjian earned 2000 total points
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Any computer on your network- windows or unix cand have an alias - no question.

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