DNS alias -- Windows Server 2012 R2 ?

How can I create an alias so
\\servername1\foldername1\subfolder1
automatically forwards to
\\servername2\foldername1\subfolder1
since servername2 replaced servername1 ?

Maybe do the below ?
  ** http://www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-1954340/creating-alias-dns-host-record-windows-server-2012.html
  ** https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772053.aspx
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BembiCEOCommented:
DNS alias work if you do this from the beginning, or if you remove one server by another...
You can add a DNS alias myfiles pointing to server1
You create a share on server1, let say \\server1\share
Now you can access the share by \\myfiles\share

If you later replace server by server2, you create the same share name on server2 and change the DNS alias...
you remove the DNS alias myfiles pointing to server1
you add DNS alias myfiles pointing to server2

Tis way the client doesn't recognize, that the share switched from one server to another.

If you haven't used an alias before, you can do the following, if server1 is removed after the action.
Create the same share on server2, copy the files....
Remove server1, also delete the server1 A-Record from DNS
Add a alias name server1 pointing to server2 into DNS.

As two names can not point to different targets in DNS, you have to live for a short outage until server1 is away... Otherwise server1 will register itself again with an A-Record.

The better choice at all is to use alias names for all services you publish to cliens, this makes a replacement much easier.

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