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Stand-Alone DFS errors

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I have created a stand alone DFS namespace on a Windows Server 2008 (Enterprise) - it is in a workgroup. When I try to browse to the DFS share from a computer on another subnet I get the error network path not found, but all other shares on the server are accessible. I have ports 135-139 and port 445 opened on the firewall. If I try to map a drive to the share (\\server\namespace) it prompts for credentials and maps properly, but the links then give the error "linkname is inaccessible - the network location could not be found".
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Justin YeungSenior Systems Engineer
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did you use FQDN on the DFS path? it looks like it can't browse to it with just UNC path.

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I am using the IP to map the drive. Would I still need to use the FQDN?
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The same issue occurs when using the credentials as specified.
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