Vista Client (Not joined to Domain) Cannot access DFS share

My domain has DFS Shares.
They are perfectly visible for all clients (XP and Vista) that are joined to the domain

I have a Vista 64 laptop that is not joined to the domain and it cannot access dfs share, whether  I use

When I try to access that path, I get a window asking me to authenticate. I type proper indentification (a user account that is part of the domain) and get an error message

Windows cannot access \\\files\
Error Code 0x80004005

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Sci-Fi-SiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Rather than the domain name of the server just try the NetBIOS name of your server.



You will have to authenticate to access your files, which is why I 'map a network drive' and specify a username and password there.

When you specify your username and password, it should be in the format of:


When you type the domain name you should omit the .com or .local extension.

All the best
Sci-Fi Si
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