XP shortcut to Windows 2008R2 share not working when using CNAME

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I am trying to set up a shortcut in the form \\CNAME\share. The CNAME record points to a Windows 2008R2 server.

The shortcut works on Windows7 PC's but not on XP, I believe due to the level of SMB1 & SMB2 support.

I have found a doc that explains the problem ( but am wondering if there are any easier solutions out there.

My goal is to achieve a level of fault tolerance where we can redirect  shortcuts by way of aliases.
Expert advice would be appreciated

Question by:agradmin
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    Found a better descriiption of the solution at

    Simply adding the DisableStrictNameChecking Registry Key and rebooting did the trick.

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