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

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.
nav2567Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Neeraj KumarSystem adminCommented:
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

http://www.wincert.net/tips/networking/1767-duplicate-name-exists-on-the-network-when-using-dns-alias
0
nav2567Author Commented:
As mentioned, we have a clustered environment.

That method does not work on clustered setup.
0
Neeraj KumarSystem adminCommented:
As your environment is windows 2008 cluster then you can't use alias. This facility is available for windows 2012. Refer below mentioned article

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/clustering/archive/2012/04/08/10291792.aspx
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2012

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.