Sharing files between Vista Domain PC and Home Workgroup Laptop

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by vince, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. vince

    vince Guest

    Greetings,

    I am new to vista and as the admin I have installed Vista on 'my' computers
    before rolling it out. RIght now I am having problems sharing files between
    my Work Computer (which is part of a windows 2000 domain) and my Laptop which
    is a member of my personal workgroup at my home.

    When I try to access a share on the Machine that is a domain member I get
    the error: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary
    domain failed.

    But when I go the otherway around and connect from my PC (Domain) to my
    Laptop (workgroup) I am prompted for username and password and everything
    works fine.

    Is there any way to fix this so that non domain members of a visiting
    workgroup can access files and printers?
     
    vince, Aug 30, 2007
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  2. In this case, creating the same username and password on both computers.

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Greetings,

    I am new to vista and as the admin I have installed Vista on 'my' computers
    before rolling it out. RIght now I am having problems sharing files between
    my Work Computer (which is part of a windows 2000 domain) and my Laptop which
    is a member of my personal workgroup at my home.

    When I try to access a share on the Machine that is a domain member I get
    the error: The trust relationship between this workstation and the primary
    domain failed.

    But when I go the otherway around and connect from my PC (Domain) to my
    Laptop (workgroup) I am prompted for username and password and everything
    works fine.

    Is there any way to fix this so that non domain members of a visiting
    workgroup can access files and printers?
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Aug 31, 2007
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  3. vince

    vince Guest

    Should it not prompt for username and password?

    I understand that is how it works in a workgroup, but I am connecting to a
    domain controlled PC.

    Vince
     
    vince, Aug 31, 2007
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