Normally accessing a Windows share is accomplished using a UNC path e.g. \\server\share where "server" is the real hostname of the Windows machine. \\server.domain.com\share also works.
However access does not appear to work using host alias'. For example if you put this in the hostile:
192.168.1.5 server server-alias
Both will be pingable, however share access fails using \\server-alias\share.
I'm aware SMB access uses NTLM authentication, I suppose kerberos in a domain environment. So I suspect NTLM might not support alias' like this. Is this the case?