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How to access a shared folder in a trusted domain using hostname?

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Hi,

I have 2 forests (companyA.local and companyB.local) that are configured as 2-way trust under Conditional Forwarders and setup a secondary DNS server (http://blog.hyperexpert.com/how-to-configure-a-secondary-dns-server-in-windows-server-2012/), although, I get error "Zone not loaded by DNS server" inside the primary DNS server.

I was able to access shared folder using server IP address (//192.168.x.x/SharedFolder) but not by //hostname/SharedFolder).  These two servers are on a separate IP subnets

Please note that the OS is Windows Server 2012 on both servers

Can anyone help me?
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Question by:ignite922
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by:strivoli
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By default, when searching for hostA the lookup will search for hostA on the same domain. For example: if you are running on PC1 and it belongs to companyA.local, when you search for hostA if will search for hostA.companyA.local. If you search for hostB, PC1 will not be able to find it because there's no hostB.companyA.local, but there's a hostB.companyB.local.
You must set your PC1 to search for both domains.
If PC1 is set as a DHCP client, you can set this option on the DHCP server.
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by:Ekawit Ariyawutipun
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Hi strivoli,

You means DHCP server on CompanyA.local have to provide CompanyB's DNS server IP to all client PC under CompanyA.local. It is right?
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Sarang Tinguria earned 250 total points
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I would suggest you to add companyB.local to you DNS Suffix search list via DHCP server in companyA.local or use FQDN like server.companyb.local
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by:compdigit44
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To ideas, what happens when you try to access the server using it's FQDN?

Also, you mentioned that you are running Windows 2012. What if you created a Domain Naming Policy and set the policy to use the remote domain DNS server for queries to that domain space.
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by:ignite922
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By adding DNS suffix search to the policy allowed us to access shared folder through hostname, FQDN works as well.
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