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    hi all.....

    we have a couple of domain servers, all GC's connected via VPN, all talk to each other & do DFS etc

    we can share \\server1\share \\server2\share perfectly well, but if we try \\domain.local\share then access is denied

    can anyone point us in the right direction, im sure its something simple

    if we ping domain.local it returns the correct server IP depending which side of the VPN we are

    we have server 2008 (the original slow one, not R2) although we have the same problem is out 2003R2 test setup

    thanks

  • #2
    Re: domain file shares???

    Have you checked your share and ntfs permissions?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: domain file shares???

      I am not sure I understood the problem... (Actually, I am sure I did not understand ...)
      \\domain.local\share implies you are looking for the DFS namespace? Or it was supposed to be \\server1.domain.local\share (meaning, the FQDN of server1)?
      How can you ping domain.local? Usually, domain.local is the name of the domain itself, how can you ping the whole domain?
      Are both servers with the File Server role installed, besides being DCs? If yes, is the DFS Role Service installed also?
      Please provide more info about your set-up, I am not able to get the whole picture here...

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      • #4
        Re: domain file shares???

        it is quite simple

        server1 is at site 1
        server2 is at site 2

        Site 1 is linked to site 2 via hardware VPN

        both servers are configured as GC's under domain test.local, server1 is role holder

        servers are configured in sites & Services within correct IP range

        if you ping test.local you get back the ip address of the correct server depending which site you are at, in the same way if you pinged the server directly

        our problem is

        \\server1\share works but \\test.local\share does not, but \\test.local\netlogon does

        we have checked NTFS permissions, all seems ok but what should we be looking for, Whats the difference between the shares??

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Re: domain file shares???

          I think you're doing it wrong. A couple of things:

          1. Pinging the domain does work (as you stated) and will be responded to by a domain controller.

          2. Accessing \\test.local\netlogon works because that's the Netlogon share on the domain controller(s).

          3. Accessing \\test.local\share doesn't work because you're tring to access a domain DFS namespace by using a sharename that doesn't exist on the server(s) that host the DFS Root (namespace). You need to access the DFS namespace like this:

          \\test.local\DfsRootName

          4. You can access one of the shares that the DFS namespace refers to like this:

          \\ServerWhereSharedFolderExists\ShareName"]\\ServerWhereSharedFolderExists\ShareName

          So what is your DFS Root name? is it named Share?

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          • #6
            Re: domain file shares???

            Can you please clarify -- are you using a domain based DFS namespace?
            If so, is the namespace server running properly -- from the description it may not be
            Try adding an additional namespace server for redundancy and seeing if that cures it
            Tom Jones
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