DNS Alias

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DNS
DNS management
MX record
Static IP address
I have a simple AD setup w/ 2003 running DHCP and DNS. I have another server on the same network that has a static IP address. The name of the server is meaningful to our IT people but not so much to our uses. I am trying to add an alias entry to DNS so users can navigate the shares using a simple name like \file instead of the long confusing computer name. I am able to browse to the machine using \computerName and \ipAddress. However if I add either an ARecord or CRecord (tried both), I am able to ping and get a correct ip address, but if i try browsing \newAliasName it cannot find the target. I suspect that I am not grasping what is going on here. Is there a way to create an alternate name in DNS to point to the same server? Thank you,

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It sounds like you are doing the right thing. Once you create the new DNS record, make sure to do an IPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS to flush your DNS records.

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