Create an alias name for a server.

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Create an alias name for a server (or workstation). Useful if you install a new server to take the place of the old server. So users can find "old" server, use alias name set to oldname.:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters
Name: OptionalNames
Type: REG_SZ
Value: "aliasyouwant"
If you make it a type REG_MULTI_SZ, you can add multiple alsiases.

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