DFS namespace access from Cross domain

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Edward, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. Edward

    Edward Guest

    We have DomainA & DomainB will external, no transitive trust on domain level.
    DomainA have DFS namespace, how would I configure DomainB / assign permission
    on DomainB to allow domainB user can see DomainA Namespace ?
    Edward, Jan 16, 2009
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    Marcin Guest

    Marcin, Jan 16, 2009
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  3. Edward

    Edward Guest


    Thank you for your input. We found DomainB PC can't see \\DomainA.com\DFS
    namespace if we use DomainB DNS & WINS. We need to change that PC using
    Domain A DNS & WINS IP as 1st one, it could resolve it.

    I would ask - Is that any way to set DomainB DNS and WINS to get DomainA DFS
    nameSpace infomation ?

    Edward, Jan 20, 2009
  4. Edward

    Marcin Guest

    configure secondary or stub DNS zone for domainA AD namespace on Domain B
    DNS server - and vice versa (alternatively, you can use for this purpose
    conditional forwarding - assuming you are operating in Windows Server 2003
    environment). Refer to
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc778475.aspx for details.
    As far as WINS is concerned, you can use WINS replication to provide
    resolution across two environments (more info at

    Marcin, Jan 20, 2009
  5. Edward

    Edward Guest

    Thk for info. I will check how to do on DNS. Since we use QIP as DNS server.

    I have one more thing not full understand. When I browse \\domainA.com\DFS
    , Would such info provided by DNS ?

    We currently have replication on WINS also between DomainA and DomainB, I
    expect it could show \\DomainA.com\DFS.

    Edward, Jan 21, 2009
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