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Accessing network share

Posted on 2012-04-09
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Hi,

I am not able to access network share by domain name. when I try to set a home folder with the follwoing script it doesn't work.

\\mydomain\home$\%username%

But working as \\192.168.1.2\home$\%username%

Please help me to solve the problem? I am using windows server 2003 R2.

Thanks

ayha
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by:John Hurst
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That would indicate that the client machine is not on the domain or remote from the domain. Try putting an entry in the HOSTS file and see if that resolves the issue.

c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc  

.... Thinkpads_User
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by:Joseph Daly
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Is the share stored on a domain controller or as a domain based DFS path? By typing \\mydomain it should bring you to your domain controller which may be different if you have multiple DCs. The IP address brings you directly to the same server each time.
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If its on the same domain, unless its a DFS share, you don't need domain name, the path would be \\servername\sharename
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by:ayha1999
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actually my FDQN is

mydept.mydomain.com

here I am using \\mydept\myshare$

the share on the domain controller

when I share a public$ folder using \\mydept it works but home$ folder doesn't work.
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by:Anuroopsundd
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\\servername\sharedfolder\%username%    - this should be the command

\\domainname\sharedfolder    -- is used for accessing DFS namespace...
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by:Geodash
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I thoroughly confused on what you are trying to do. Are you using DFS?
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by:Gajendra Rathod
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Please check the below:

Go CMD(command prompt)  

Ping mydomain

it should resolve the name and ping the 192.168.1.2

In case name is not resolve check the DNS server in machine.
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by:John Hurst
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>>> In case name is not resolve check the DNS server in machine.

Yes, and that is why I suggested testing with HOSTS file to see.

ayha1999  - please let us know. ... Thinkpads_User
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by:chakko
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from the workstation can you ping mydept , then is the repsonse saying MYDEPT or MYEDEPT.mydomain.com  (maybe a DNS issue, is your PC setup for the DNS server on your LAN?)

have you tried to map the drive using the FQDN like  \\mydept.mydomain.com\myshare$.....
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by:ayha1999
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I am not able to check it now. I do it tomorrow and let you know.

Thanks
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by:ayha1999
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I can ping by
mydept - the result is mydet.mydomain.com
I cannot ping by mydomain.com
I can ping by myservername and ip

I can access the share by \\myservername\sharename

when I go to command prompt - the promt appears as follows.
c:\Users\User1.mydept.000>   <--- add 1 with 000 for different users
users cannot write to shares even if authenticated users are given full share permission and special NTFS permission for the home$ folder.

when I issue ipconfig/all, the DNS address is correct. in the result I am not using DFS.

what is the 000 added with logged in user in the command prompt?

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by:Anuroopsundd
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seems the profile has been renamed 000...
can you login with some other user and try..
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by:ayha1999
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Thanks all for your participation and support.

ayha
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