This is a followup on my post DFS domain name resolution headaches.
Occasionally there are times when the solution seems correct since it fixes the issue there and then. But then it turns out you where looking in the entirely wrong place…..
Continue reading DFS resolution headache redux
EDIT!: An update to this six months later….
So here is a quick one; ever had issues with DFS (Distributed File System) share being unable to resolve their name properly at seemingly random times?
If the answer is yes, here is a quick solution to test:
Try appending a “.” (dot) at the end of the fully qualified domain.
\\anitblog.no\DFSRoot would become
The reason for this is that appending the dot to a FQDN makes it an absolute query instead of an relative one.
Instead of rephrasing someone else, here is an explanation about dots in name resolution: