Question about mapping network drives

Hi,
I have a question about mapping network drives.

I have a shared folder on server 1, but server 1 is on a different domain than the workstation.
( Ex: Server : server1.tall.tree.com  & Workstation: workstation.tree.com)

How would I go about mapping this shared folder on server1 to the workstation?

I have tried   H:\\server1tall.tree.com\shared folder   &  H:\\server1\shared folder

Neither one worked.  Just came back saying it could not find the network path.

Thank you for your time.

Bob
dgriffit55Asked:
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dlan75Commented:
Hi
You need to assign proper rights on your share this is why you cannot access the folder. On the properties of the folder, go to the permissions button on the share tab and then go on the security tab to add proper rights (you might have to add the user on your server).
when you browse your network, you can browse the other domain when you click on the server, it'll ask you for a username and password. Enter the user and pass of a valid user on the machine or network and tick the "remembrer password box".
Then you should be able to map the drive without problems.
Hope that helped
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MSE-dwellsCommented:
Like this (at least from a command prompt) -

net use H: server1tall.tree.com\shared folder
                ^
         NOTE - the space

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MSE-dwellsCommented:
Ooops ... I inadvertently cut off the prefix, let's try that again -

Like this (at least from a command prompt) -

net use H: \\server1tall.tree.com\share
                ^
         NOTE - the space
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ctbtechCommented:
dlan75 is right.  You just have permissions issue.
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Rob SiddellCommunity Educator IICommented:
if all else fails and you are not having luck using the server name you can always resort to using the server ip (ex. net use h: \\10.0.0.1\share )
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MSE-dwellsCommented:
FWIW - I'm not convinced this is related to permission since I would expect a more indicative error, e.g. -

System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.
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dgriffit55Author Commented:
Actually, I solved my own issue.  Like I said, I am new to this position and having to figure out a lot of "why did they do that?" type of scenario's.  So, anyways, the server1 had Zone Alarm installed and it was blocking the workstation by IP.  Go figure.

Thanks anyways.

Bob
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dlan75Commented:
Hi
When you get this error message it is often due to permissions. I had it several times and each time it was because of a permission problem.
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