Solved

Can't Access File Share Through Secondary NIC on Server

Posted on 2011-09-29
1
476 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 file server that is sharing out a folder.  The server has three NICs that I would like to use to share out the same files but each for a different purpose.  I can access the share with the server host name but I cannot access the same share through DNS names that are pointing to the two other NICs.  NSLOOKUP (forward and backward) proves that the IPs on the second and third NICs are correctly resolving to the host names but the share still doesn't come up through Explorer.  However, I can see the shares through the second and third NICs if I replace the DNS name with IP.  Why would I be able to resolve the IP correctly to a host name but can only browse the shares through IP and not host name?  
0
Comment
Question by:LarsArvidson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
netjgrnaut earned 500 total points
ID: 36818356
I've seen this before.  It's got to do with the standard config of the Server Service only taking SMB/CIFS requests by ("real") server name or IP address.

Try this...

1) Start Regedit
2) Locate and click the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
 
3) Add the following value

Value Name: DisableStrictNameChecking
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1


That's off the top of my head.  I know it works for Server 2003.  Should be the same for 2008.
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question