I have to move some file shares from a machine with Win2008R2 Enterprise to another with Win2008 R2 Standard. The goal is to have the file shares only on the second, dedicated machine.
Currently these shares are accessed by the users and some applications through UNCs similar to
app.bizunit.example.com is an alias for the first machine.
The tricky requirement is to keep the same UNCs to avoid reconfiguring the related applications. But at the same time we would like to keep the
app.bizunit.example.com alias pointing to the first machine so it could still be used to reach its remaining services.
I looked into DFS namespaces but unfortunately I didn't manage to accomplish the result I'm after.
What I managed to accomplish with DFS-N ("Stand-Alone Namespace" more specifically) though is to have the
\\app.bizunit.example.com\<namespace_name>\share_name, which is not optimal.