Add a peer to peer network to two computers on a domain.
Posted on 2004-09-12
Got a situation that I need advice on.
I have two workstations (windows XP) that are attached to a domain. I frequently pass large files back and forth between these two workstations and want to do it without impacting the main network.
Each of these computers have an extra network card and I have a spare switch for them.
I was thinking of setting up a peer to peer network on the 2nd nics through the extra switch but haven't been able to figure out how to set them up.
Here's the trick...
The computers must still authenticate to the domain through the primary nic and all normal network traffic would travel through that card. The file swapping would be on the secondary nic from machine to machine with out putting any traffic on the primary nic. If this works out, I might add addtioinal workstations to this second network (and even a back channel to my 2TB RAID server) which is why I need the switch.
So... How do I setup the secondary nics and how do I force the file transfers to stay on the second network without effecting the primary network?