Windows DNS

i want to point network users to a server that is named EDGE but by using the computer name MAX to do it.

Example.  \\MAX will actually bring up the shares on EDGE

IS this possible using DNS.  I attempted to create an A record, but I get an error message (The target account name is incorrect)   when attempting to connect to the server.   I can ping it but not open shares
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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
try creating  New Alias (CNAME)

check this


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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
A simple CNAME may not work (never worked in my case) and you should refer to document listed below:
danberry1010Author Commented:
The reason I ask is because I had a server crash.  Not a big deal since the data was stored on an ISCSI device, which the server was hosting.  

What I did was create an A record/Pointer with the IP address of the new server, which will host the ISCSI device, but used the crashed server's name.   That is when I started receiving the error message "(The target account name is incorrect)."   I could ping the new server with the crashed servers name, but could up the network shares without the error message appearing.

Since the server was not going to be brought back online, I removed the computer from the AD.  Not sure if it was latency or removing the computer name from AD, but eventually the shares came up when mapping or UNC to the network shared on the new server, but using the crashed servers name.   This saves time in editing mapped drives through login scripts and short cuts user's have put on their desktops, etc...
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