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So I work at a large organization and one of our smaller sites just recently moved its file and print server from an aging 2003 physical box to a newer 2008 VM.

The process was tiring due to a ton of legacy applications and very complicated share structures.  In order to make sure if it needs to happen again it moves along more smoothly I created a host record in the DNS to use as a universal pointer for the file and print server on all the client machines.

The server is FILEPRINT-100 and the DNS entry is FILEPRINT.  This way if I ever have to make FILEPRINT-200 I can just change the IP on the pointer as I understand it.

Now the problem.

For certain users of which I can find no link or shared factor, when they UNC path to \\FILEPRINT\DATA\ their files are read only.

When they path to \\FILEPRINT-100\DATA the correct permissions apply.

In both cases actually viewing the permissions reveals them to be the same.  For some unknown and crazy reason some users can't edit files when using the manually entered host record.

Another odd problem is any 2003 server we have in our domain can not resolve \\FILEPRINT\ but can ping it.  They can of course resolve \\FILEPRINT-100\ with no problems.

Anyone know what is tripping me up here?
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It sounds like 'everyone' has read only access, and defined users have RW.
Can you try using a CNAME record for FILEPRT to refer to FILEPRT-100?

as for the 2003 servers issue, they use WINS and you will need to create a WINS entry as well, or disable WINS(check you apps before doing this)
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