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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    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?

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