I'm attempting to setup a share on an enduser's desktop in a remote office for the purpose of hosting documents that are scanned from a MFP at my company's headquarters location. While this sounds easy enough, I'm running into some problems seeing the network share outside of the particular satellite office where this desktop is located and am running out of ideas. All the permissions are setup correctly, I can ping the desktop in the remote office (and vice-versa) and I can read/write to the shares from the office where the desktop is located. I can't see shares setup on desktops in our headquarters location from these remote offices so perhaps what I'm trying to do isn't even possible through normal conventions? Perhaps I just have to elevate the desktop's role somehow through AD?
Here's some more info on our network setup:
- Each location has at least one domain controller running Windows Server 2003 and AD replication occurs hourly
- Our company's different locations are connected via site-to-site VPN, each office has an AT&T MIS T1 capable of moving ~1.5 MB/s downstream
- DNS records are comprehensive and replicate properly between locations
- All of our company's endusers use XP on their desktops with SP2 or SP3
Any feedback would be much appreciated...