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Windows XP file sharing

Here is what I am trying to do:

I have my machine on a 192.168.0.x network I have a file shared called Time. The machine that I want to have access to this folder is on network 192.168.2.x. Users on the 2.x network can get to machines on the Active directory domain (Win 2003 server). But they can not get to my machine (I am not in the Active Directory domain). I have tried adding my machine to the "Hosts" file and adding my IP address to the DNS on the AD server (192.168.0.x.) to no avail. I am not sure what to do besides adding my machine to AD (I don't want to do that).

Both the Machines are XP Pro SP2

I was told that I could create a "Trust" but this is what happens when I do this:

When I try to create a "trust" to one of my non AD machines I get this "you can not modify domain or trust information because the PDC can not be contacted. Please verify that the PDC emulator and the network are both online and functioning properly" How do I get this to work? I am not that familiar with Active directory.

My Active Directory server  is running  Windows Server 2003 SP1

Thank You for the help
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What's your netmask for both of the networks?

Cause 192.168.0.x and 192.168.2.x can't contact each other if your subnet mask is (max 254 addresses).

You should consider adding a route between both networks, then it should be resolved.

Greetz FRaccie
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How do I do this. They are both on .  Why can my computers in my Active directory connect to network 192.168.0.x? and the machine that is not in the Active Directory not connect to a fileshare on 192.168.0.x? When I am on the 192.168.2.x network?

Hope this makes sense
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