Can't access file server via old name in DNS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    We migrated to a new file server from Windows 2000, and we have legacy scripts that still connect to the old server. We added a CNAME to DNS to the new server with the old name and from Windows 7 machines, it works fine, but from XP machines, we get a Duplicate Name on the Network error. I have flushed DNS, deleted the old server out of AD, Tombstoned all the old records in WINS, and still the same error. How do I fix this?

    Lucas Williams
    Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:16 PM


  • Hi Lucas,


    Thanks for posting here.


    Could you be more specific on the error prompt about duplicate Name on the Network ? and would all XP computers been effected by this error ? how did these XP clients obtain network settings ? static or DHCP ?

    Please make sure the CNAME record could be resolved form XP clients with current network settings by using “nslookup” command.Personally I think set A record with old name is not a problem except if we still want to name another server with same host name.




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    Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:29 AM