Unable to access domain name

By ramzcool
Feb 16, 2008
  1. I have a primary and a child domain.
    I have shared a folder in Primary domain server and has given access to administrator of Child domain.
    Now when i login my child domain server as admin and try to access \\myprimarydomain.local (or IP), it says "It is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resouce. Contact Admin of this server to find out if you have access permissions. There are currently no login servers available to service the login request"

    Similarly when try accessing \\myprimarydomain.local from my primary server it does not allow me where as if i try using the IP then i can.

    Please help...what needs to be done.
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    hum; domain names;
    Regardless of how you configure your system, you do not have
    a domain name unless you've purchased a registration of the name and been assigned
    an IP address. To corroberate your name, whois -H $mydomainname will return the
    IP address and the contact info of the registrant.

    Using a Domain Controller environment can provide a DNS service for intra-lan usage,
    but the domain name will be unknown in the Internet.

    The Wins LMHOST service will fake the name lookup, but most of us don't use that at home.

    I get the effect of a DNS name system by:
    1- forcing fixed IP addresses on my lan (using MAC filtering in my router)
    2- adding the ip-address/names to my etc\hosts file​

    SO; given the above, most of us get the same result, eg
    \\myname\share fails while \\$ipaddress\share succeeds.
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