Solved

Domain Share problems

Posted on 2016-10-06
5
73 Views
Last Modified: 2016-10-17
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
0
Comment
Question by:philjans
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:masnrock
ID: 41832125
Have you checked the permissions of the shares and made sure that everything is sharing correctly?
0
 

Author Comment

by:philjans
ID: 41832183
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\...??
0
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
masnrock earned 500 total points
ID: 41832192
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
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:masnrock
ID: 41833604
Hope the edited comment helps.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:philjans
ID: 41846620
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!
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Trying to figure out group policy inheritance and which settings apply where can be a chore.  Here's a very simple summary I've written which might help.  Keep in mind, this is just a high-level conceptual overview where I try to avoid getting bogge…
Resolve DNS query failed errors for Exchange
Come and listen to Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev discuss what’s new in Percona open source software, including Percona Server for MySQL (https://www.percona.com/software/mysql-database/percona-server) and MongoDB (https://www.percona.com/software/mongo-…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question