troubleshooting Question

DFS Migration 2003 to 2008 R2

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Helping out a client with a medium data migration this weekend and running into issues with DFS from their file server.

Scenario:
Server 'DATA04' was Server 2003, hosting all network drives at DFS Namespace '\\client.ads\shares' (domain in the format 'client.ads'
Using Robocopy all user data was copied to external (keeping all NTFS Permissions intact)
Wiped server 'DATA04'
Reorganized disks
Installed Server 2008 R2
Installed File Services Role with DFS (Namespace & Replication)
Robocopied data back
Removed the existing DFS Root from AD as per http://support2.microsoft.com/?id=224384 
Have setup the same Namespace on 2008 DFS Namespace on the newly built DATA04 server - which worked
Setup first Target, exactly the same as the Target on 2003 server

When testing this target (which is the 'userdata' share (which hosts all users redirected Desktops & My Documents) user computers are getting:
"[Window Title]
Open Folder
[Content]
\\clientads\shares\udata\mark.galvin\V2\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check to make sure that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location.
[OK]"

This seems to indicate that the system is trying to access "\\clientads\shares" and not "\\client.ads\shares"

I have checked their Drive Maps in GPO and they are all setup with "\\clientads\shares".

Any idea folks?
Need an answer before end of the day today!

Thanks
Mark
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