I have a domain (myDomain.com) set up with Active Directory and 3 DCs (serverA, serverB, serverC). Each DC has a set of shares, which are accessed via UNC, such as \\server1\share1. Today I noticed that I can access one of the servers by referencing the domain instead of the server: \\myDomain.com\share1.
My question is, what attributes determine the server that can be referenced in this way?
My suspicion is that it has to do with FSMO roles. In my case, the DC that has the Schema master and Domain naming master roles is the one that can be accessed via the domain name.
Thanks for any illumination you can offer.