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virtual share name?

I have a file server that is getting retired.  There are tons of shares in our network mapped to this particular server.  I'm about to move all the shares to another server and going to have to remap all the user workstations.  is there a way that a share can be a virtual share name?  example.
when i retire the next file server i can just move them to another server and the mappings will still work?
best way to do this
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Best way to do that is to create an Alias in your dns for the file server and point all the clients to that. Next time you change the server you will just need to update the Alias entry
Use the 2003 File Server Migration Toolkit. It assits you in setting up and using Distributed File System (DFS) to maintain Universal Naming Convention (UNC) paths

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