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By hydveda ·
Hi, I have deployed VPN server on and when i log into the server through remote computer i am unable to browse the files on the server or any other computers on the LAN of the remote network.

I cannot access the computer through \\computer_name or \\IP_Address. And no items are showed in the network neighbourhood.

Any idea what's wrong with the VPN?? The MS file sharing service is installed.

Regards.

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by johnnywatt In reply to VPN

I need to know what kind of VPN Server. Verify you are receiving an IP Address after you have successfully authenticated through the VPN by using ipconfig /all

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by curlergirl In reply to VPN

How is your remote computer getting its IP address, DNS and WINS information? It sounds like you are getting authenticated but perhaps are not getting an IP addy assigned properly and/or not getting WINS and DNS settings. If you are using DHCP on your network, the easiest way to do this is to set up the DHCP Relay Agent in the RAS properties.

Hope this helps!

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by JimKlallsoo In reply to VPN

You should be able to view the network using either Terminal Services or Remote desktop Console that comes with Wiindows XP.

We had exactly the same problem last year and took ages to sort out real head scratcher. Nobody could really answer the question per-say but we got some good pointers in newsgroups.

You have given very little information away i.e Are you doing a PC to PC VPN?, Is there a involved, what is server/PC type, remote PC operating system do you use RAS if connecting to a server etc. etc...

What we did as a workaround was to connect over the VPN and then use RDC that comes with WindowsXP even though it was a 2000 client PC we were connecting from.

Also ensure before you connect the PC to the VPN server that your PC is part of the domain.
In the TCP/IP properties of your Nic on the client point dns entry under tcp ip properties on your NIC point to yourdom.local or whatever your network name is.

First sign of troubleshooting for this type of problem would be IPCONFIG /ALL from the client after establishing a connection to the VPN --To see what IP address is being assigned.


Can you ping the server when connected to the VPN.

Check Wins Entries

HTH

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