How to Configure an Alias for a Clustered SMB Share with Windows Server 2012

Starting with Windows Server 2008, SMB file shares on a Failover Cluster are scoped so that they are only accessible by valid UNC paths associated with the network name they are bound to.  See this blog for more information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2009/01/09/file-share-scoping-in-windows-server-2008-failover-clusters.aspx File Share Scoping delivered improved functionality that solved a number of issues, but introduced some… Read more

Share Subdirectories, Where Hast Thou Gone?

You may have noticed that in Windows Server 2008 that the “Share Subdirectories” option for file shares on a Failover Cluster has been removed…why would we do that? First off, let’s take a stroll down memory lane and talk about the history of this feature and how it came to be… Let’s timewarp back 10… Read more