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Shorten the Windows Server DFS Namespace or use Domain Alias that works with DFS

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Windows OSActive DirectoryWindows 10AzureWindows Server 2016
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Is it possible to shorten the Windows Server DFS Namespace root address or domain name using an alias? Currently, we have it set up with \\\dfs\ but our domain name is too long and we are running into character limitations for some paths in our ERP system.  I know I can just point the paths directly to one of our file server's Hostname by that defeats the purpose of having a distributed file system.  We have two Windows 2016 Files Servers and one Windows 2008 R2 Files Server in this DFS Namespace.
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