Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

is there a way to sync files between a domain and a laptop that's not a domain computer

Posted on 2010-08-30
4
707 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Can data be synchronized between a domain and a computer that not part of the domain.
0
Comment
Question by:J.R. Sitman
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:d_j_twilight
d_j_twilight earned 75 total points
ID: 33563342
You should be able to map a drive to a domain connected computer by providing the appropriate credentials.

In a DOS batch file, you can use this to map a Q drive:

NET USE Q:  \\DOMAINCOMPUTER\Sharename password /user:DOMAIN\username

Or for a more lifelike example:

NET USE Q: \\DM-Workstation1\MyFiles pa$$Word /user:MyHouse\JrSitman

If you fail to provide the password, it will prompt you when you run the batch.

You can also map a drive from Explorer (open My computer > Click tools > Map Network Drive

Put the path in and provide alternative credentials, using the DOMAIN\Username format for the username.

0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Tony Massa earned 175 total points
ID: 33563563
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:sighar
ID: 33565747
Yep. Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_File_synchronization_software. SyncToy from MS as tmassa99 suggested is a very fine tool as well.
You'll need to map the source and either provide authentication to the domain or give everybody permission to access the folder on the domain. I strongly recommend that you provide authentication.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:J.R. Sitman
ID: 33568029
Thanks
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
In-place Upgrading Dirsync to Azure AD Connect
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question