I need to create a new VHD on a windows server in a different domain. I am using Disk Management mmc on a Windows 2008 R2 server. I enter the UNC folder location using the fqdn of the external server (e.g.: \\server.domain.com\vhdshare) and specify the size (e.g.: 20000 MB), and when I click on OK I get the following error triggered by Virtual Disk Manager:
Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.
I am never prompted for a user name and password. Any suggestions?
Also, I need this VHD to be persistent and available at all times (even after I log off from the server).
I appreciate any help or advice.
thank you for your post. Unfortunately, I cannot establish a trust between the domain since the department will not allow it. I did add the IP and hostname to the host file but that did not work either; it still says "Logon failure: unknown user name or password". As a alternate, I opened a command prompt and typed the following:
net use /persistent:yes \\server.domain.com\share
After I authenticated successfully with a remote computer account and password, I went back to Disk Management and was able to create a VHD by entering the location of the new vhd file (e.g.: \\server.domain.com\share\mydisk.vhd). Subsequently, I was able to establish a simple volume, format the disk, and assign a drive letter . Unfortunately, after restarting the server, the VHD drive letter disappeared and the network connection to the shared folder was no longer present (even though I made it persistent) :(
Any suggestions on how to keep the drive from disappearing after restarting the machine?
From the description, you will need to authenticate before get the folder connected. So test with "net use /persistent:yes \\server.domain.com\share /user:<username> <password> to see if it could help.
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