Sharing resources acroos 2 networks

July 7, 2010 at 09:51:20
Specs: Windows server 2003 enterprise, 512 megs
I'm new to this but I want to set up a subnet with Server 2003 at home so I can learn a bit more about it..

Here is a illustration of the network(s) I working on:

Basically I wnt to know can I share resources plugged in to the Server Machine on both netwrks??

This is where I am at now:

EVentually I want 2 printers and an external HD attached to the Server (as per drawing) and be able to access these via computers on Netwrk 1+2.

To test this I set up a shared (internal) drive on the server

at the moment the Server can see all the shared Drives etc on Network 1 and can also ping any PCs on it but No PC on network one can see the shared drive on the server or can Ping the static Ip addy of NIC card 1...

They can however see my Server machine listed in Workgroup computers.

Is this a something to do with the server being in a domain (for Network 2) and no longer in network 1's Workgroup or is it just seeting permissions to the drive on the server?

IS there a way that i can fix is so that resources on the Server can be shared on both network 1+2..


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July 7, 2010 at 10:58:38
I would suggest you get familiar with 2003 server on one subnet before branching out to two.

You certainly can share the server resources to both subnets. It happens all the time. If you wish to pursue 2 subnets then you need to review the following topics

RRAS [engage between the two server nics]
Sharing files and printers
User logons, logon scripts and rights assignments
Active Directory
DNS server
AD Sites and Services

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July 7, 2010 at 11:33:30
Thank you..

I think i need to set up RRAS right..(for a start)

Its just the way my home is set up and barious flatmates sharing the same router is wht I'm asking about 2 subnets.

Thanks a millionj for your help/...

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July 8, 2010 at 08:59:27
You do understand that by adding a hop [your server] before the router you are slowing your internet access down while giving your flatmates premium access?

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