I have windows Server 2016, and a Windows 10 Workstation on azure, I’m trying to map a drive from the workstation to Windows Server 2016 or vice versus. Problem: Windows Server 2016, is not seeing vm1 on Domain Network even though it is on Domain and is able to ping.

Screenshots of IPCONFIG/all of each computer, Pinging, network connections



Domain Controller ScreenShot VM ScreenShot Pinging DC Network Connection to Domain Screenshot Server1/Network Connections

What I've already done Network Discovery Turned On DNS client in Services ON Function Discovery ON

I've take down the Firewall on both Server 2016 and the VM.
On the VM side i'm running. Windows 10 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.1006)

On the Server Side I'm running Windows Server 2016 Version 1607 (OS Build 14393.3204)

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You don't need the machines to "see" each other to map a drive. If you have a shared folder on either machine then map it from the other machine with the net use command:

net use X: \\computername\sharename /persistent:yes
  • Okay that makes sense, I'll try that it a minute. For instance though what would my solution be if I wanted the computers to see each other in the Network drop-down menu in the File Explorer.
    – user543415
    Oct 6, 2019 at 18:46

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