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    Hi all, first time post!

    Apologies if this is a common question, I just can't find an answer I can comprehend fully.

    Basically I have just taken an ICT role in a school and have a snag, I had no real hand over going into the role so am a little unfamiliar with the networks I'm workign with.

    I have a "classroom" network/domain which is 192.168.1.X, it has two domain controllers/servers running 2008 R2

    I have an "admin" network/domain which is 10.49.202.X it has one domain controler/server running 2003

    Both networks access the internet through a Forefront server using 192.168.1.252 and 10.49.202.231 respectively.

    The servers on their relevant networks have some shared folders as you'd imagine, basically, how can I allow machines on my "admin" network to access a staff share on my "classroom" network?

    I've seen a great deal about VPN's, FTP Servers and Routing tables, but nothing definitive to sink my teeth into.


    Any help at all massively appreciated.

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    I would look into creating a Forest Level Trust relationship between your two domains. Once you've set this up, you should be able to give 'admin' users permissions on 'classroom' shares.

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    ^^ what they said - a trust will be the best thing - will also allow you to share printers too

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    Thanks for the response, I can't say I'm over familiar with trusts but will look into that asap, a small handover note said and I quote.. "There is a trust at 192.168.1.1" Literally all it said, does that make any sort of sense?

    Cheers

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    You need to create a VPN connection between the two sites, then you can do file sharing without problems. Here is a guide that might help you.

    Configuring a PPTP Site to Site VPN with TMG 2010

    Configuring a PPTP Site to Site VPN with TMG 2010

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    Cheers fellow, looks like some good reading, much appreciated, back from half term today so going to give it a try this week, cheers to all of you.

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    OK so an update.

    I've looked into setting up a trust, and it seems that there is already a trust in place between the two domains.

    Also, the share is hosted on the 'classroom' domain controller, the 'admin' domian controller can see and access the required share (using it as a mapped drive) how do I enable my 'admin' users to access the same share from their machines?

    Cheers.

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    Did you tried by IP address ? \\IP\share

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    Hi,

    Yeah, I've tried \\name\share and \\192.168.1.251\share neither give me much joy.

    The strange thing is when ever I do try to browse to the drive or map it as a network drive from an admin machine I do get a credentials box to connect to 192.168.1.251 as opposed to the "cannot connect" I was expecting, how ever no matter what or who's credentials I use it never authenticates.

    I've double checked the share permissions on the folder in question and it is definitely shared to users on both domains, I've added extra groups, ive added different users outside of their groups, no matter who's credentials I use I get nothing?

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