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: and Name \testshare in our test-domain?


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.

  • I got a solution by try and error: a hosts entry like: 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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