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    VPN – Browsing Network Drives

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    by skunstek ·

    Currently running NT Server and using VPN. The only issue we are experiencing is that onse users login to the VPN they cannot access any of the network drives. Any ideas?

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    • #3546215

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by ann777 ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      Users VPNing in, need to have a local HOSTS file on their computers with each of the servers name and ip address that they will need access to in order to browse network shares.

    • #3546178

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by green lantern ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      Make that an LMHOSTS file and you’re right.

      ralph

    • #3546177

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by green lantern ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      Change that to LMHOSTS file and you’re right

      ralph

    • #3546168

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by skunstek ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      There is a WINS server on the network and the IP address of the WINS server is hard-coded into the PCs. We can ping the host names of all of the nodes on the network. This tells me that the wins server is working because it is resolving host namesto ip addresses. Any suggestions??

    • #3546844

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by curlergirl ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      You don’t mention if you have a firewall or proxy server. If you do, you’ll have to enable NetBIOS at the proxy or firewall. MS proxy server has a preconfigured packet filter exception for allowing NetBIOS for WINS clients only. The LMHosts file would be another possibility if you don’t want to allow NetBIOS to pass through the router. Hope this helps!

    • #3549326

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by huckleberryhound ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      Another option might be to have your remote VPN user use the WINS servers in your office. Most home users don’t need WINS anyway so this should not conflict with their local settings.

    • #3549156

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by some tech guy ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      If the home PC’s are Win9x then they will need to have File and Printer Sharing installed. It should be configured so it is NOT a Browse Master and LM announce is set to yes. This along with an LMHOSTS file that includes the following line: x.x.x.x “server 0x1b” and 0x1c (NOTE total of 15 spaces between quotes) Also make sure #PRE is after each line or Win9x will not use the file.

      Hope this helps.

      John

    • #3437781

      VPN – Browsing Network Drives

      by skunstek ·

      In reply to VPN – Browsing Network Drives

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