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By Old-Flyer ·
I have a client that wants to connect to the SBS2003 server he has at the home office. I am able to manage this server remotely through a PPTP VPN tunnel from my workstation running Win2K and remotedesktop by point to the name. I also am able to access the server and any of the host on this network with the clients two remote workstations, however, if the Windows Firewall is turned on for these workstations I can only connect to the host by ip. If I turn off the Windows Firewall the host names are resolved correctly. What needs to be set in the Windows firewall to enable name resolution with the firewall turned on? NOTE: I am using the windows VPN PPTP client.

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by cmiller5400 In reply to PPTP WinXp Pro FW

Allow TCP/UDP port 53

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by CG IT In reply to PPTP WinXp Pro FW

are you using the SBS Connect to Small Business Server client program? Is the SBS box the premium edition with ISA 2004?

If ISA is running, you'll have to publish the DNS server in ISA for public IP to Name resolution e.g. your domain name is resolved to IP by internet name servers who will query and your DNS server responds to the query.

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by robo_dev In reply to PPTP WinXp Pro FW

Assuming you are using static addressing, then perhaps you could just add the required entries to the local hosts file? My concern would be that any firewall exceptions could be risky.

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