Created CNAME but can't see shared drives

April 27, 2011 at 07:06:07
Specs: Windows Server 2003, Xeon
I am upgrading a server so want a temporary redirect to a backup without paths changing.
Have set up a CNAME alias on Windows Server 2003 in DNS and can ping the new Name and also type \\server1 into the run box and it shows up as a blank explorer window with no drives. The thing is I have 5 shared drives in the new system all with full access rights given to my PC.
Anyone know what silly mistakes I've made?

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April 27, 2011 at 08:06:01
Correct path was to have engaged DFS, created a alias for the shares and then changed the underlying pointer to the new location.

Shares are not dns related which is the issue you ran into.

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