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can I point a DNS name to another DNS name on windows 7?

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I have a windows 7, I don´t think this matters on the version of Windows, but...
I know that in the hosts file I can specify a dns name to a specific ip, but can I specify a dns name to another dns name, for example:

dnsA.mycompany.com: 201.154.xx.xx (Real Internet IP for the server)

I want to point in the hosts file in windows:
autodiscover.mycompany.com to dnsA.mycompany.com

The problem is that I cannot point it to the IP of the server because it´s a dynamic Ip and it will change from time to time...
 
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by:Vipin Vasudevan
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YOu can create an alias name for it..

CNAME as autodiscover.mycompany.com to dnsA.mycompany.com.. doesn't matter if dnsA.mycompany.com IP address changes

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CNAME where?,,
With my Internet host provider??. I just want it to be locally, not globally...

Thank you VipinV
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by:Vipin Vasudevan
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CNAME in your Local DNS Server...

Do you have a DNS server? If not i may not sure how to do it....

OR

Please install a new DNS server
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by:Lee Osborne
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You can't map a hostname to another hostname. The HOSTS file will only support hostname to IP mapping.

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sorry you may can't do that.. You have to have a DNS server instead...  
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Thank you both for your answers,
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