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Assigning SMB names

Windows clients access the server through configured SMB names. Traditional Windows servers have a single host name. In environments where multiple Windows servers are being consolidated, the server can be configured with multiple SMB names.

In order to appear as a unique server on a Windows network, the server will do the following for each configured SMB name:

  • Allow administration through the Microsoft Server Manager (NT 4) or Computer Management (Windows 2000 or later) administrative tools.
  • If NetBIOS is enabled, register each SMB name with the domain Master Browser so each name appears as a unique server in Network Neighborhood.
  • Register each SMB name with DDNS or WINS for proper host name resolution.
  • Support up to 256 SMB names per EVS.


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