Windows 10: Hosts File Alias not working with File Share

  1.    26 Sep 2015 #1

    Hosts File Alias not working with File Share

    I can set an alias in the hosts file on a win7 machine and access it just fine but doing the same in Win10 prompts for creds that never work even when entered correctly.
    What did win10 change?

    hosts file entry: hostname alias

    \\ip - works fine
    \\hostname -works fine
    \\alias - Prompts for creds and creds don't work

    I have gone to the extent of fully disabling UAC from reg, same outcome. Network and file sharing is set to password access and not homegroup. Simple file sharing is off.

    Something to note. I always disable ipv6 form the adapter but when I ping my hostname it shows the ipv6 loopback. Why is that?
    When I ping the alias it returns ipv4 loopback that was entered in the hostname.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 33
    W10-pro + W7-pro + XP-pro
       27 Sep 2015 #2

    Are you running W10-pro or W10-home?
    Are you logged in W10 by PIN or user/password?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    04 Oct 2015 #3

    Win10 Pro un/pw
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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