Adding Multiple NetBIOS Names to a Server

Sounds crazy, but it can really help you out. Primarily if you are consolidating file servers.  A server’s NetBIOS name is what we still use as the single most consistent identifier for file sharing resources. Each time we access a file share resource in the \\server\share format, we are accessing the server’s NetBIOS name. You could access file resources in the \\server.fullyqualified.domain\share format, but I haven’t known many admins to go that route.

This is the theme of one of my more recent Servers and Storage posts on TechRepublic. Read the entire post here.



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