DNS question

Is there a way to create a alias in DNS to point to a folder within a server instead of the server itself? Ex: When I put in DNS it goes to \\server\folder instead of just \\server?
DNS is flat right so this is not possible? I thought I would just ask. We want to map a folder but to make it simple for users they just have to put in the one name instead of the full path. Thanks.

We using 2008 server
Thomas NSystems Analyst - Windows System AdministratorAsked:
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masnrockConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Why not just use a login script of some sort? This could be with a centrally located batch file or a centrally located VB script.

Group Policy is the other way that would actually make sense. So the folders could automatically map to a drive letter that you designate. That's how most companies do it so that you have employees refer to the "Z drive" (or whatever letter you choose for your shares).
Mike KlineCommented:
Yeah you can't have a folder in DNS.   You could use DFS to make naming easier, or just use somthing like group policy preferences and map their drives for them.


Why not create a shortcut to the network location and put that on their desktop or where ever it is needed.

But yes, DNS cannot solve this problem.
Santosh GuptaCommented:

As Mike said, use FRS, it is highly recommended for such scenario.

i have different idea for similar requirement.

For example, i want that whenever user type "Fileserver" in run he will get the file server opened.

To do so,

1. create a batch file with "explorer.exe \\servername\path\"
2. save the batch file as fileserver.bat
3. put that file to c:\windows\system32 folder

now whenever user will type "Fileserver" in run he will get the file server opened.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
DNS resolves IP addresses to host names (and vice-versa) regardless of operating system (windows, linux, mac, etc.) or device type (server, switch, etc.)

How Domain Name Servers Work
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