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By al_alonzo ·
We have two Windows NT 4.0 server domains in our shop with a two-way trust. DomainB has the F drive shared as F$ for local users to access the entire drive. This drive has permissions set so that "Authenticated Users" have access to it. In DomainA (using win2000 and 98se)I am able to map to a shared folder in DomainB f drive but not the shared drive letter (F$). Windows will prompt me for a user name and password but will not authenticate me even with the admin login.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Authentication of a dive ...

Let's clear something up here. The F$ hidden share is automatically shared out by the OS for only members of the local machine Administrators group to have access. This means the local Administartor account, and members of the Domain Admins group for DomainB.

Now, you should add the Domain Admins group for DomainA to the local Administrators group on this machine with the F$ share.

Then to test, set up the account in DomainA you are using for your test to be a Domain Admin in DomainA. After that, try and map to the F$ on the machine in DomainB.

It should work then.

The whole point of this is you need to make sure the account(s) in DomainA are members of the local Administrators group on the machine with F$ share in DomainB.

hope this helps

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by al_alonzo In reply to

Thanks Joseph,
I added the user in Domain A to the Domains Admin group. I then added the the Domains Admin grp to the Local Admin group in Domain B. In the permissins TAB for the F$ drive in domain B I added the Local Admin group with full rights. This worked just as you explained!

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by jschein In reply to Authentication of a dive ...

Joseph is correct, in order to use cross domains, you must add the trusted domains users to that domain in order for the trust / shares to work without prompting for user / pass.

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by al_alonzo In reply to Authentication of a dive ...

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