Disable Strict Name Checking

Allow proper network access to a server using a DNS alias:

See 281308 Connecting to SMB share on a Windows 2000-based computer or a Windows Server 2003-based computer may not work with an alias name

Or copy out the codes below into a .REG file and import it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Also may need to disable Loopback checking:

DisableLoopbackCheck registry entry in the KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa registry subkey to 1. To set the DisableLoopbackCheck registry entry to 1, follow these steps on the client computer:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

- Right-click Lsa, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type DisableLoopbackCheck, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click DisableLoopbackCheck, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Restart the computer.

Windows 2008
It still works for Windows 2008.


Thorsten said...

Perfect! Had the issue on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box and this worked perfectly

Anonymous said...

Great Tip, thanks!

Anonymous said...

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