Managing NetBIOS aliases for CIFS servers

NetBIOS aliases are alternative names for your CIFS server that SMB clients can use when connecting to the CIFS server. Configuring NetBIOS aliases for a CIFS server can be useful when you are consolidating data from other file servers to the CIFS server and want the CIFS server to respond to the original file servers' names.

You can specify a list of NetBIOS aliases when you create the CIFS server or at any time after you create the CIFS server. You can add or remove NetBIOS aliases from the list at any time. You can connect to the CIFS server using any of the names in the NetBIOS alias list.