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Sonicwall Vpn site-to-site tunnel with DNS working

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I have a client that has 2 sonicwall 2040 firewalls. office in Chicago will VPN into the office in Miami.

Chicago office internal ip is 10.1.1.1 and is on a different domain than the miami office
miami office is 10.1.2.1 is on a differnt domain than the chicago office.

the vpn is connected fine. However the chicago office needs to be able to connect via UNC to a shared folder \\server1\share. I have setup conditional forwarders so i can connect via unc to \\server1.domain.com\share but the software we use won't allow us to do that, it needs to be \\server1\ only.

is there anything i can do so that i can ping and connect to server name only instead of servername.domain name if the offices are on seperate domains? Besides adding a host file to each computer?

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Have you tried adding a CNAME to your DNS server in record in Miami.
Have you tried adding a CNAME record to your DNS server in Miami that points to your server in Chicago.
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