Open files stored on different subnet

Can anyone offer a solution to allow students XP laptops on my network, with a 10.18.x.x address, to open read only files stored in a shared folder on a server with a 10.4.x.x address? i have been told not to add another network card to server (it's a win2003 DC) and FTP doesn't really work without copying the file to laptop first which isn't practical.

thanks 4 any ideas.
LVL 1
PeteAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ccomleyCommented:
You can "logically" add a second "card" to the server by adding a second network address to the existing card.

In the Properties page for the NIC, click on TCP/IP V4, Properties, you'll see where it's been assigned 10.4.1.2 (e.g.) and netmask and gateway. Now click on Advanced. You can add a *second* Ip address here, so add 10.18.3.4 (say), and the suitable netmask. You can also add gateways but you don't need to, the server will continue to access the outside world via the Default Gateway it's already been given, AND it now knows how to talk to anyone on 10.18.*.*, but it doesn't need to know about any gateway that may be on 10.18 net and giving it one may cause strange effects. (Unless you WANT it to be able to useboth gateways, but that takes more planning).

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
PeteAuthor Commented:
will there be any kind of routing through that server and it's new 10.18.x.x  IP address into other shares (or anything else) on the 10.4.x.x network?
on the same issue what NTFS permissions do I need to REMOVE on a shared folder to prevent users not in an 'allowed' group accessing it (everyone\authenticated users?)
 
thanks for the reply
0
ccomleyCommented:
NT ll route between networks - check the routing table (command prompt- ROUTE PRINT) - any routes you don't WANT it to act upon, remove with the ROUTE command.

Permission wise, the easiest way to protect a given Share is to remove the "domain\users" group from it, to do this, you need to go into Advancecd, click the box to STOP it "inheriting" permissions frm above, chooseto "copy" the current perms. When it's finished, remove domain/users, then manually add back in any actual users (or groups) you DO want to be able to use the share.

0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.