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Hi,
I have a windows 2003 domain with 2 dc on a SMB.

When I open SF1 I see a share called "Plait" which contains files in it.
When I open MAX I don't see that share
When I open my domain (\\m.local\) I see all the shares I see using FS1 but when I click on "Plait": it says it refers to a non existing location"...
When I do a echo %logonserver% it says: \\MAX

I am installing a soft and it doesn't want to install because it cannot access "Plait"...

I have tried to force the ip of m.local to my FS1 server using it's ip both in the host file and lmhost file... didn't change a thing...
tx for the inputs
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by:masnrock
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Have you checked the permissions of the shares and made sure that everything is sharing correctly?
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by:philjans
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The truth is that the folder location is on fileserver FS1 and it is from there that it is shared ... I don't know why it would show up under the domain name \\m.local\...??
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Why are you trying to install to \\domain_name\Plait when you know exactly which server it's on? With Server 2003, if you browse by domain name, it just will hit whichever DC, doesn't guarantee it will be a particular one. But your issue comes down basically to namespaces.

Here is an article that provides some additional detail on what I'm referring to:
http://serverfault.com/questions/680951/what-should-happen-when-i-browse-to-my-windows-domain-name-via-unc
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Hope the edited comment helps.
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by:philjans
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Good link lots of good infor for me there.
I did a fast workaround before I got the link: I unmapped the DFS drive from U: and mapped U: on the file server directly.
Procedded with the install.
Then remappred the DFS on the U drive.
Not perfect but it worked.
I'll try to follow the troubleshooting in the link later on to fix the problem at the root.
tx!
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