Mounting NAS Domain Member with SBS

Posted on 2009-02-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I have a Hammer Storage N1200 NAS, which I have successfully joined to a domain that I have on a 2003 SBS.  

I would like to use it with Retrospect backup, which will backup to a NAS if it can be found by browsing the Local Computer, Network places, or by entering a UNC path.

I have an account on the NAS. I have a folder set up for sharing. I can connect to it via FTP, and the device supports CIFS.

How do I attach the NAS?  (I have "Mastering Windows Server 2003" as a reference, but I'm unsure where to look in there.)


Question by:computerlarry
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    Sounds like your next step is creating a volume and then it should be available on the network.  Here is a link to the Na-1400 User Guide (should be very similar to the 1200) and on page 53 it starts talking about creating your volumes and on page 61 on how it is available on the network.

    Hope this helps!

    Author Comment

    Does this mean that I have to use Active Directory on the Domain Controller to authenticate all access?  And that I'd have to add new users on the Domain server instead of on the Hammer?
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    No if you read through that user guide you can have local, mixed mode, or native (only Active Directory) types of access. It would make your auditing a lot cleaner if all your users authenticated via Active Directory.

    Author Comment

    I did it.  After I joined the domain, I restarted the N1200 NAS.  The N1200 appeared in Active Directory Users and computers.  I was able to connect to it with Retrospect by using the Advanced selection of Disk, and I entered the UNC path of \\N1200\mydirectory  

    It didn't show up when I browsed.
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    Please accept answer and assign points if appropriate.  Glad all went well.

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