DFSN Access for Non-Domain Users (Jill?)

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by MS Poster, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. MS Poster

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    Hello:

    Jill, back in July, we had a discussion about non-domain access to DFSN.
    That was in part about VPNs. The issue with non-domain computers on the local
    network persists. At the time, you posted a blurb from the MS tech docs:

    "For the non-domain-joined users, they will not be able to access the domain-based
    namespace. Here's a blurb from the DFS Technical Reference (linked to from
    www.microsoft.com/dfs) on the subject:

    Client computers must be members of a local or trusted domain before they
    can access a domain-based namespace by using the format \\NetbiosDomainName\RootName.
    If clients are members of a workgroup or an untrusted domain and can resolve
    DNS names, they can access domain-based namespaces by using the format \\DNSDomainName\RootName."

    The last line of that seems to imply that workgroup computers could access
    the domain-based DFSN if they use the DNSDomainName. I have gotten very inconsistent
    results testing this. Sometimes users get denied below the root, other times
    they can get in.

    Any further insight on this?

    Thanks.
     
    MS Poster, Oct 22, 2007
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  2. I have the same problem... :(
     
    Jeffrey Randow, Oct 23, 2007
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