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File Sharing across multiple subnets

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File Sharing across multiple subnets

Hello.

 

My customer need to use windows file sharing across multiple subnet but it have problem about hostname fIle server.

In case

if client and file server inside same subnet we will access via ip address and access via hostname without problem but if client and file server not inside same subnet we will access via ip address only. But my customer need to access file server via hostname.

I tried to use WINS server but I don't know how to combined WINS server to meraki network.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Head in the Cloud

Re: File Sharing across multiple subnets

Hi,

I understand there is not much to be done on Meraki.

You may use DHCP Option 44 & 46 on your DHCP Server if you running one.

 

Incase you are running DHCP on MX. You may be interested in checking this Url

https://documentation.meraki.com/MS/Layer_3_Switching/Setting_Custom_DHCP_Options

 

If you are not running a DCHP Server. You may point the windows clients to WINS manually.

https://help.it.ox.ac.uk/network/wins/client-config/index

 

Note: I have never used WINS though. DNS Server does take care of resolution for my environment however I understand there are differences between both the services.

Cheers
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitkumarverma/
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Head in the Cloud

Re: File Sharing across multiple subnets

Hi,

I understand there is not much to be done on Meraki.

You may use DHCP Option 44 & 46 on your DHCP Server if you running one.

 

Incase you are running DHCP on MX. You may be interested in checking this Url

https://documentation.meraki.com/MS/Layer_3_Switching/Setting_Custom_DHCP_Options

 

If you are not running a DCHP Server. You may point the windows clients to WINS manually.

https://help.it.ox.ac.uk/network/wins/client-config/index

 

Note: I have never used WINS though. DNS Server does take care of resolution for my environment however I understand there are differences between both the services.

Cheers
Ajit
ajitsnw@gmail.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ajitkumarverma/
Kind of a big deal

Re: File Sharing across multiple subnets

Are these machines in Active Directory or a workgroup? 

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