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

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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
\\domain\files
or
\\domain.com\files

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 \\domain.com\files\
Error Code 0x80004005

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Sci-Fi-Si earned 2000 total points
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Rather than the domain name of the server just try the NetBIOS name of your server.

eg.

\\serverNetBIOS\

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:

domainname\username
password

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


All the best
Sci-Fi Si
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