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I have 2 networks in remote locations. They are connected via VPN.  Network A is xxx.xxx.1.xxx and network B is xxx.xxx.3.xxx.  Both networks have a domain controller running Windows server 2008 R2 standard.  Both networks have a folder named "shared".  The users on network A want access to network B's shared folder and vice versa.  All network users on network A have access (mapped drive S:) to their shared folder.  The same is true on network B.  I need for a user on network A to have access to the shared folder on network B.
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by:Seth Simmons
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are these networks in the same domain?
do hosts resolve on the opposite site?
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by:roycbene
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First of all, do you have routes available from network A to network B and vice versa?

Secondly, are these on different domains? If so, is there a trust established? Please advise.

-R
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by:lanterv
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They are both on the same domain.

Do hosts resolve from where?  The computer name of the domain controller on network B resolves on the domain controller of network A.
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by:roycbene
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If the hosts resolve on each site, can you not UNC to the shared folders on site B from site A? Also you said 'remote locations'. How are the two locations connected? VPN PTP? MPLS? DS3?
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They are connected via VPN.   If I type $\\networkBDomainControllerName in a search box on a PC in network A, I get an empty search results page.  If I try to map a drive using the same I get a network error.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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in your network area if you try
\\servername\sharename do you get any results?
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by:lanterv
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Yes I do.  That was simple enough.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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from a command prompt

net share * \\server1\sharename
net share * \\server2\sharename

if you want change the * to a drive letter
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Thank you.
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