DFS Is only able to access local shares

Posted on 2009-12-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I cannot access a share that is located in a branch office from the namespace path.

I have a DFS Namespace setup across 3 servers.  I Just setup a new 2008r2 DC and File server in a branch office and setup DFS on this server.

here is the overview:
Office 1 - Main office - Server 2003R2 File server  (SBS2003 DC)
Office 2 - New Branch office - Server 2008R2  (Problem Office)
Office 3 - Existing Branch office - Server 2003R2  (Working Fine)

While in Office 2:
I can access the shares located on the local server.  I can see the share folders that are located in the other sites from the namespace but I cannot access them.  I get error message:

"\\sec.local\home\SEA CASEGROUPS is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  

the network name cannot be found."

However, I can browse to the \\servername\SEA CASEGROUPS and it will open up just fine.

While if Office 1:

I can access all shares except the ones in Office2.  Same error.  This is while being logged in as an Admin.  I can also bring up the \\servername\share and it will see it just fine.

I need your help solving this issue.  

Thanks in advance!

Question by:ITPro44
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    So I had to rotate our network equipment to a different power strip and everything started to work ok after it was booted back up.  I have no idea what was wrong, but it's now working.  

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