Unable to map to a shared drive of a clustered server's CNAME DNS entry.

Posted on 2014-08-01
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Last Modified: 2014-08-21
I have a Windows 2008 clustered server PRDADSALES which has a shared folder SALES.  I am creating a DNS CNAME entry of MPRDADSALES to point to that server.  

I am not able to map to \\MPRDADSALES\SALES from a Windows 7 PC.

Please advise if you know the additional steps to make the above works.

Many thanks.
Question by:nav2567
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Expert Comment

by:Neeraj Kumar
ID: 40235725
You need to perform the below mentioned to access via CNAME

1. First  DisableStrictNameChecking registry entry on file server

2. Create SPN for File server

3. You need to restart the server after the changes

Refer below mentioned article for the same


Author Comment

ID: 40236037
As mentioned, we have a clustered environment.

That method does not work on clustered setup.

Accepted Solution

Neeraj Kumar earned 2000 total points
ID: 40236087
As your environment is windows 2008 cluster then you can't use alias. This facility is available for windows 2012. Refer below mentioned article


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