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For security reasons, I have a workgroup (non-domain) joined server in my network. Occasionally, I need to pull files from a domain share. But whenever I use the DNS name in the UNC path, it gives me an access denied (even though I pass proper domain administrator credentials when prompted). The funny thing is, accessing the share using the IP address works fine!

DNS is configured properly and the server is resolving addresses from the domain.

The fact that I can perform a workaround means this isn't a huge issue, but it is definitely an annoyance. Anybody have any insight into why this would be the case?

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Be a little more exact in your question. Are you doing all this "pulling" from an interactive logon session on the "non-domain" server? Are you saying that you, for example, do a NET USE \\domain-server-name\share /user:DOMAIN\username password and get back an "Access Denied" error. Are you using Windows Explorer and supplying credentials in the dialog that pops up? –  Evan Anderson Dec 10 '11 at 0:48
Hey Evan, I was using NET USE, but did not explicitly pass credentials, since I normally expected a prompt. In this particular case, I didn't receive a prompt for credentials; rather, the access attempt just fails. Turns out that passing /user works from the command prompt. I'm just wondering if there is a similar method from explorer too... –  newmanth Dec 12 '11 at 18:51

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