Friday, June 18, 2010

How to add multiple NetBIOS names to Windows servers

You can add another NetBIOS name in the


section of the Windows registry by adding the

OptionalNames string value.

If three or more NetBIOS names are required, use the multi-string value with the same name.

This NetBIOS name is not treated the same as the server’s "primary" name. To aid in name resolution add a DNS CNAME record that points to the server’s primary name.

For more info take a look at

Another interesting post about this theme is the following:
Multiple names for one computer from Jose Barreto's blog

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