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Mapping drive through Cisco VPN

By dagnasty ·
We have a client that is connecting to our network via the Cisco VPN client. They connect succesfully but can not map to a network drive. When they try to they are told that it drive is not found on the network. If they ping it, they find it and it resolves. When they try to map in DOS it says they are not authorized. I assumed this to be because they were using the default user logon information from windows so we changed it to prompt but back in Windows it says there is no domain server to authenticate against.

I had him check his WINS configuration Tab under TCP/IP properties. The "Use DHCP for WINS Resolution" is not selected. It is not available as an option because under the IP Address tab he has specified IP Addresses. He cannothave it obtain an IP address automatically because locally there is no DHCP. IP's are all issued statically because it is required to run under a secureNAT client.

Any thoughts ?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

i think this is because mapping to a network drive is full of security issues? why does he need to map a drive? database? let us know more and maybe we can help with a workaround if others confirm this cannot be done...

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by dagnasty In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

we've given him access to this particular drive in order for them to drop files on the network as a secure method to transfer (yeah... wasn't my idea... just what I am stuck working with!)

We figure it must have something to do with the fact thathe is not running DHCP. I'm confident that there's some way this will work and we are sifting through all the VPN documentation but hoped someone might be able to provide us with an answer quicker than we might find one.

Let me know what other type of information you need and I'll gladly provide it.

Thanks for your reply.

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by dagnasty In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

Thanks, we do have the exact same instructions we have provided to our client. Still did not work

thank you for your time... much appreciated

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

Since they can ping the address ie ping 192.168.0.22 sounds like the connection is okay. His home network can't be in the same network ie 192.168.0.0 255.255.252.0 (your VPN network) his PC can't have a network of 192.168.0.xxx to 192.168.4.xxx as this is the same network. You have to guest logon enable and the use the guest password in the NET USE statement. IE NET USE G: \\server\share password -password- DO a NET USE /? |more for more help on the net use command Once you can successfully use the NET USE from the command prompt you can use a batch file to run from a shortcut on the desktop. Usually you can have the cisco vpn server assign a DHCP pool for the the VPN clients. Also make sure the guest acct has rights to the shares you want access to. I found on my cisco VPN client that was dialing in to his own network that I couldn't map drives because the NIC had a IP in the host network ie 10.0.0.xxx and my server was assing 10.0.0.xxx for the client once I disabled the NIC then the session was okay.

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by dagnasty In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

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by binarysleeper In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

It sounds like the VPN Client PC cannot resolve to the Domain Controller. Try putting a line like this in you %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\lmhosts file
172.16.240.1 domaincontrollername#DOM:DOMAINNAME

Just replace the appropriate bits, i.e.IPaddress, domaincontrollername, and DOMAINNAME. This should let the client PC know where to authorize to when logging on with that domains credentials. Hope that makes sense and sorts it for you.

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by dagnasty In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

Thanks for the suggestion, tried it and did not work. Still receiving exact same problem.

Appreciate the effort... many thanks

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by binarysleeper In reply to Mapping drive through Cis ...

What happens when you do a "net view \\domaincontrollername" ? What error number do you get?

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