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Copying Files Across Domains

By gmorford ·
I want to copy a bunch of files each night from an NT4 server to a Win95 client. The two computers are in different domains. I wanted to use the scheduler in Win 95 to run a batch file to do the copy. The problem is that when specifying an UNC path, the Win 95 machine looks in its own domain for the server ... and of course, it isn't there. I thought I saw somewhere that a domain name can be specified in a UNC path, but I don't remember how.

Any help here? Or other simple ways to accomplish this?

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by DAO251 In reply to Copying Files Across Doma ...

Domain concept is not involved in file copying, nor name resolution, nor UNC paths, etc.

Unfortunately your description does not contain sufficient info to identify your problem. Could you be more specific about your network config -- LAN/WAN, protocols, addresses, name resolution, NT Domains (trust), etc.

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by dcyr In reply to Copying Files Across Doma ...

Use an IP address instead. You can use a UNC path like \\192.168.0.1\share to access the share, regardless of domain constraints.

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by gmorford In reply to Copying Files Across Doma ...

Using the IP helped. However, it seems I still need to use the NET START command in the DOS batch file.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Copying Files Across Doma ...

Answer Number 2 is good. Use IP address, or create an LMHOSTS file. Then you would need to create a LOGIN account for the NT server which your WIn95 PC will connect to. Be sure the login account is the smae as the one the Win95 station is currently using for it's own domain.

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by gmorford In reply to Copying Files Across Doma ...

The correct accounts already existed. See note to Answer #2.

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