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We have our main network windows domain, but we also have some standalone machines that aren't on our domain, we want to setup a separate network, for the standalone machines to use. We have a storage server 2008 machine setup on both networks, it is a member of our domain. How could I go about making a file share available to computers on the domain as well as on the network?

Clarification: I currently can't access any windows file shares on the server from the network. I can ping the server and remote desktop to it. I can access all shares/normal behavior on the domain side. Is there anything I need to do to be able to use the windows shares from the network?

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Are these standalone machines the same physical network? – Jeff Feb 16 '11 at 19:06
Yes, both networks are physical, the server has 4 nics, 2 on the domain and 2 on the "Stand alone". – Peter Feb 16 '11 at 19:24
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The normal practice is to create one or more domain accounts to be used for accessing shared resources on domain machines. Users on the non-domain machines (standalone really means they're not on a network) use those accounts to access the shares. The accounts can be locked down as much as you require to prevent them being used for other purposes.

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Ok, thanks for the suggestion. I made the question a little more specific, I currently can't access the server from the network, do I need any routing statements in the shared sever? – Peter Feb 16 '11 at 21:59
And in response to the "Stand alone comment" these computers are stand alone currently I'm testing an network that I'll connect them to, but I still think of them as standalone because they aren't on the domain. – Peter Feb 16 '11 at 22:33
@Peter, It's worth checking the routing on both server and client but I suspect the firewall on the server may be the culprit, as it would most likely be treating the other network as untrusted. – John Gardeniers Feb 16 '11 at 22:37
I don't know much about routing, I deal mostly with switches. Could you give an example of a route statement that would do something similar? I have the firewall off on the server but I still can't get any to windows shares. – Peter Feb 17 '11 at 6:15
@Peter, as I don't know anything about your network the best I can suggest is to open a cmd window and type route /?. You're going to want to use route add to add the appropriate routes. – John Gardeniers Feb 17 '11 at 8:33

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