DFS Namespace not functioning in Parent/Child Domain
Posted on 2013-05-21
I set up a DFS namespace for file servers (both server 2008) in a network that I manage. We will call it Child for ease at the moment. We have a parent domain on top of that, we will call Parent. Anyone in Child can access the namespace with no issues whatsoever. We have a Remote Access Server (server 2003) at the Parent domain level that people can log into from the Child level. They cannot, however, access the Child DFS namespace.
Little bit more background, there are also 3 other child domains under the 1 parent set up for different networks, so simply changing the network of the remote server is not a valid option. I will eventually be creating DFS spaces at each of the other 3 domains as well, and they will all need to be accessible from the remote server but the other 3 respective child domains.
Error message that I receive is that it is not accessible. Might not have permission to use the network resource. Configuration information could not be read from the domain controller, either because the machine is unaavailable, or access has been denied.
The account that I am using to test is an Enterprise Admin account at the Parent level (that can access it when I log into a Child computer with the same account), though the same message appears when I attempt to log into it with a Child user that has access on her Child level computer.
I have verified DNS connectivity. I can access the domain through explorer and see all the shares, but I cannot open the folder that contains the DFS namespace shares.
I appreciate any assistance that you can provide.