UNC Paths on Windows XP
Posted on 2010-09-06
We have just migrated a customer into a new AD (2008 R2). In the process of doing this we also migrated their old W2K file server called "oldfileserver".
the customer has various links to this oldfileserver resource in excel spreadsheets etc via the unc path name. To get this to continue working we put a DNS entry in
for oldfileserver to resolve to the newfileservers IP.
If we ping oldfileserver it resolves to newfileserver.domain.local as expected on both XP and Windows 7.
However..... the UNC path of say \\oldfileserver\share doesn't work on XP. wrks fine on Windows 7.
DNS suffix is fine on machines in question.
any ideas would be very much appreciated....