1. Windows 2003 EE with SP2
2. AD integrated DNS
3. Domain Name: abc.xyz.local
If I try to access \abc.xyz.local that works fine but there is some application which needs to access the same share with a flat name (e.g. \myshare).
So I created a DNS alias “myshare” to point abc.xyz.local. Now if i ping “myshare” it pings with the right IP address so name resolution is working fine but when I try to access the share \myshare it prompts me for user name and password. I tried to specify username in each possible format (e.g. [email protected]l, abcuser, abc.xyz.localuser, simple user name) but it says bad username and password. Believe me user name and password is correct and user is domain admin. It works fine if I try to access \abc.xyz.local or with IP address.