how to access a remote file system mounted on a remote computer

I'm trying to copy files/folders from remote computer, and the problem is that the folders i'm trying to copy are mounted remotely on that computer - the actual file server on the remote is a NAS device not directly accessible.

both remote and local system are running Windows server 2003

the copy itself is to be used by "emccopy" which is the best remote copy software IMO, but it pertains to any copy, xcopy, etc. or even Windows Explorer.

i have the firewalls open at both ends, so i can open \\remote-ip\c$ (or d$) alright. but i cannot access \\remote-ip\remote-folder. It doesn't matter if , on the remote i map the share to a drive letter, i cannot use it, so if map on the remote "remote-folder" to I: for example i cannot use \remote-ip\i$.

I also tried the "junction" program from sysinternals to create a junction in the remote system on a local drive to the remote share, but this is not allowed by Windows, junction documentation actually states that.

any ideas?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
what happens if you try and access the nas directly via its ip?
So you are trying to copy files to a remote NAS that is mounted to a remote Windows 2003 Server? Can you run the copy job from the remote server that can see both the NAS and your local server? If you could mount the NAS via iSCSI to the remote server it would work from the local server.

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structuredwebAuthor Commented:
David Johnson, the NAS does not have an accessible IP address, by design
Kevinh, this it what i will try - i can assign an accessible (NAT) IP address to the local server and will run the copy from the other side.
I cannot mount the remote NAS as iSCSI as that access is blocked; rthe NAS does not have a NAT address i can access remotely.

Would have been nice to have a way to do without having to provide the local server with a NAT IP address,

I think you make a junction in 2012 to a remote file system, will check that later, i don't a stable machine right now.
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