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VPN - mapping drives.

By sdalessio ·
I have a Windows 2000 network which I VPN into using a Window 98 PC. I can map drives fine onto the VPN Server (Which is also the domain controler). However, if I try to VPN onto another PC on the network, I can not find the PC or it tells me thatthe network is busy? Sometimes I can map to it, but rarely?

please help.

thank you

email: sdalessio@QuietStone.com

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by jack republic In reply to VPN - mapping drives.

check your net config for :wins ,dns
when you have astablished a vpn issue a ipconfig /all command and check wether you
have entery (corect one) for wins and dns.
if the network is pure win2000 then it is possible the all name resolusion is preformed by dns.

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by LordInfidel In reply to VPN - mapping drives.

The trick here is to set up your LMHosts file so that it can find your machine.

But, fyi, the pc that you are trying to connect to must have a static IP in order for this to work.

Plus this will not work if you are using NAT on the remote PC.
If you have not set up LMHosts before, the instructions are below.

Navigate on the win98 machine to c:\windows

On the tools/folder options/view, uncheck the box that says to hide file extentions.

Next Find the file called LMHosts. If it has a file extension called .sam, highlight the file, press F2 and remove the .sam extension. It should now just say LMHosts with no extension.

Next double click on the file. A "Open With" dialog box will appear.

Choose "NotePad", but DESELECT, "Always use this Program to open file" ***Very Important***!!

Now once it opens you will see a whole bunch of instructions, I usually erase them but for this you can leave it so you can read it over.

Basically want you want your file to looklike is this:

IP Address (tab) pcname (tab) #PRE

ex.
10.1.2.1 MYPC #PRE

Press File/Save/then exit

Now once you go online you will need to open a command prompt (start/run/type command press run)

Type in "nbtstat -R" (without quotes)
you should see sucessful purge and reload

Then type in "nbtstat -c" (without quotes)
You will then see the pc name loaded into your cache.

Now go ahead and try going to the remote pc.

I hope this helps.

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