Share Linked to a Hostname Attached to 2 IPs

Question I have a hostname called SERVICE that is linked to two IPs = 10.10.10.10 and 10.10.10.11 (for failover purposes). Shares are both enabled and configured on both servers but I can't connect to \\SERVICE\ShareonFirstServer. What are the necessary steps or the best solution to make this work? Thank you.

Enable round-robin feature in DNS?
Create a DFS Share?
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Ernie BeekConnect With a Mentor ExpertCommented:
If it is for failover as well you'd be better of with dfs. You should then be able to connect to the share, regardless what server it is.
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Chris DentConnect With a Mentor PowerShell DeveloperCommented:
Erniebeek is absolutely right, DFS is the way to go. The only other alternative is Clustering. Not much else will get you fail-over.

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mmoyaAuthor Commented:
Question genteleman...I have to create DFS from scratch for a 2003 SP!, what is the quickest way to go about this? Please let me know. Thank you.
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