We have just installed a Windows 2011 SBS to replace a seriously old Windows 2000 server. We did not migrate anything we simply created a new domain and moved workstations into and out of the respective domains and also completely recreated the shares and copied files over via robocopy.
The problem is that they have literally hundred ofs files with hyper links to '\\oldserver\share\file' and we called the new server a different name.
We've added the DisableStrictNameChecking reg key and added the alias with netdom computername oldname /Add:newname which has correctly created the alias which shows up in the registry under optionalnames correctly and then is also browsable on the network. The issue is that when you actually try to connect to the share it asks for authentication and won't accept any valid credentials...
Any help greatly appreciated.