File sharing access between 2 domains without a trust

Posted on 2006-05-15
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Here is the layout.

Temple - Server 2003 Standard - Linksys RV082
Houston - Server 2003 Small Business - Linksys RV082

I built a VPN between the 2 routers hoping that I could then build a
trust to allow users from each domain to access data from the other.
Once I got the VPN setup, I realized that the SBS Domain will not allow
Trust's to be setup.

My question is - How can I have users from one domain access data that
is in the other domain?

Question by:jay_mcdaniel
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    Expert Comment

    Hi jay_mcdaniel,

    how about installing an FTP site for your users to access

    Author Comment

    I thought about that also, but the customer doesnt feel its a good solution.

    What happened is 2 companies merged, and neither wants to "Give Up" their server and network configuration.

    IMO - One site should reimage and become a BDC of the other domain.
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    Accepted Solution

    ha! stick to them and point out the networking business rules, if they want to share resources efficiently and dont like work arounds then they have to merge........

    one big domain
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    Assisted Solution

    by:Keith Alabaster
    If you have the VPN in place, there is no reason why you cannot share data. True, SBS has to be the Master device for its domain and it will not support trusts but this is no reason why you cannot access shares etc in the other forest. It may be a pain having to enter in credentials but it is the only alternative I can think of besides the FTP route or the integration of two domains into one.

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    Expert Comment

    I would agree with keith here.  There should be no reason shares cannot be accessed in the circumstances decribed.  As he has pointed out credientials would be required and promted for when a share was accessed.

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