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I'm building a testsystem and want to use the servernames like in the productive environment. For tcp-traffic i made an entry in the hosts-file but that seems not to work for fileservers (smb).

How may i define an Alias-Name like (\Filer) for my fileserver with IP:192.168.1.2 and Name \testshare in our test-domain?

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You need to disable strict name checking on the server. If you have a DNS server on your test domain, you can add a CNAME instead of editing the host files.

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I got a solution by try and error: a hosts entry like: 192.168.134.1.2 domain.servername works. explorer soomthly opened the fileshare on \\domain\servername\share... But i don't like this domain here at this point - how to get rid of that? –  Ice Mar 22 '10 at 22:26
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