Add fake folder paths

I have recently removed a 2003 server that held lots of folders and replaced with a 2008 server with a different name. How can I make old folder paths point to a new server?

eg:
"\\old\folder" doesn't exist but any network request for that folder (from an application or shortcut) can this be re-directed to" \\new\folder" temporarily until I sort the dead paths out?
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Mike ThomasConsultantCommented:
You could create an alias in DNS for the oldserver pointing to the newserver.
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carlo_vanorsouwCommented:
Hi There,

try to put you're old servername in DNS as a static to the IP address of the new server...

Another way to do this is to make use of the HOSTS file on every local machine..

kind regards,

Carlo
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oBdACommented:
There are several issues here that you have to take care of when doing this.
- If you still need the old server as a domain member, rename it; otherwise, if the machine is shut down for good, make sure that the old computer object in AD is deleted.
- Create a DNS entry (host or cname) with the old name, pointing to the new servers IP address (when using a host entry) or its DNS name (when using a cname entry).
- Assuming that you have still XP clients, set the registry value "DisableStrictNameChecking" on the new server as described in the article linked below, and reboot the machine. By default, a Windows server only responds to queries directed to its host name or IP address, not to an alias, so creating the DNS alias alone will NOT work.
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/kb/281308
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