That's when it came crashing down.
It may be possible to send the files to the other workstations over FTP or such which bypasses the domain issues. This is NOT an offer to teach basics.
So armed with that it may be that you ftp what you want to those other stations (as ftp servers and clients are free) and then that neatly sidesteps the domains.
I have a site that has 5 different offices on a single floor. Also on that floor is an expensive piece of equipment (medical scanner) that all offices want to share.
Currently the scanner is a standalone device that runs Windows XP in the background of the imaging render/viewing software.
Each office is using a domain environment, and each have their own server (holding the rolls of File Server, DNS, & DHCP), as well as data connection. Some offices have a T1 circuit for data and others have DSL. Each office has different IP addressing schemes, with the excetpion of 2 using 192.168.x.x. All the routers in use are basic routers, (Actiontek Motorola, or Sonicwall) no Cisco equipment. All workstations are using Windows XP Pro.
The overall goal we are looking for is for each office to have a single workstation that will have access to pull and view data captured by the scanner, but they want to keep their own networks separate.
Each workstation that will pull and view captured data will have to have the scanner manufactures software installed.
I have spoken with the manufacture about if this is even a possibility with this software, and they have told me that other locations have accomplished what we are trying to do. They said that each workstation that has the software installed will just have to be able to map a network drive to the 'storage' folder on the imaging PC/scanner.
The only thing that I could think of was connecting the scanner to one network and adding trusts between the domains to allow this, but the manufacture said that all we would have to do is set up port forwarding on each of the routers so that each workstation on a different network would have access to this scanner.
Could someone point me in the right direction as to how we might accomplish this?
Please let me know if any other information is needed.