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Cant see machine in workgroup from domain...

By NickWaterson ·
OK.. the set up is thus

I have a duel horned machine... 'MyMachine'. One points on to a LAN and the other through a switch to a local net(Separate VLAN).

MyMachine can see the LAN and I can login to it so it gets its IP from the DNS etc ok. When I browse the network I see the default WORKGROUP and in there I can see the machines on the local net... the second connection on MyMachine is hardcoded to be in the same IP range as the WORKGROUP computers.

When I network browse from a localmachine (in WORKGROUP only) I can see the other local machines but not MyMachine. Why is that given they can ping each other ok? I assume its because MyMachine is on a domain and not in WORKGROUP. Is there a way to make it visible.

I want the local machines to be able to put files onto the MyComputer machine without seeing the outside world and without the need to be on the domain.

The MyComputer machine should be able to access machines on the domain AND on the localnet.

FYI I am not a network specialist and have managed to fumble my way to this point reading around and trying stuff out etc... so all help is gratefully received.

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security boundries

by CG IT In reply to Cant see machine in workg ...

recap: your question

" I want the local machines to be able to put files into the MyComputer machine without seeing the outside world and without the need to be on the domain".

details: Your MyMachine belongs to a domain.

the problem: workgroups and domains inherently create security boundries. Computers can only belong to 1 security boundry at any one given time without resorting to remote access and providing credentials.

If you provide credentials to access computer that are not within your security boundry, you should be able to access the shared resources. To do this you need to know the UNC path to the shared resource you wish to access. \\computername \ volume name\ directory name\ file name

and provide credentials [permission] to access the shared resource

alternate sytax : \\computer name\ shared resource name

then provide credentials.

added info: that is if your computer is on the same LAN and in the same subnet as the host your trying to connect to.

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