2 Machines whih the same name????
I recenlty removed a serverof servers from my domain. I renamed it first and it worked for a while then it died. I created an CName record with the old name and pointed it to one of my other servers so that there would be any machine/script/program that looked for the old server would find the files that they needed on another server.
If I ping <oldservername> then i get a response from <newservername>. So it all looks OK. However it I try and access \\<oldservername>\<share> it won't connect. When I ran the win7 diagnostics it told me that more than 1 device responded. When I delete my Cname and try to ping nothing happens. I also cannot connect via windows explorer (which i what I'd expect).
I also tried creating a false A record and that failed too. At each stage I flushed the DNS. So why won't this work?
(it's 2K8 R2 DC's but the new server I'm trying to connect to is 2K3)