How to make a domain pc available when not connected to the domain
Posted on 2013-11-13
The situation is this:
Our network/servers (server 2003 AD) are located in our New Zealand head office.
We have engineers based up in China at our factory. They have laptops that are part of the company domain. Because of slow internet we set up a PC in their office with win 7 pro.
It is also part of the domain. We use this PC as a local server for them and syncronise folder sets between the PC and our N.Z. file server.
The guys in China say that they can only access the shared folders on the PC (their local server) when both the PC and their laptops are connected to our office via VPN.
I understand why of course because the shares/permissions are via domain user accounts hence why the VPNs need to be connected to the N.Z. domain for authentication.
What is the easiest way to allow these guys access to the shared folder on their local PC (server) when they are NOT connected via VPN?
How can I add some kind of share that is not based on the company domain but just allows all local users to access the selected shared folders??