I set up a VPN with netscreen's 5XP at one end and their safenet remote client app at the other. On 98 and ME laptops, people can create the tunnel, ping the server (a win 98 machine) and map the shares with no problems. On 2 xp laptops, you can create the tunnel, ping the server by name and IP, but can't map the shared drives. You get the message:
Windows cannot find \\server. Check the spelling and try again or try to search for the item by clicking the start button and then clicking search
I don't think it's a VPN problem since we create the tunnel with no problems. It seems to be a sticking point on XP only. But on 1 xp machine outside the LAN, I installed the client, used the same security policy and over a cable internet connection, CAN map the drives. so it's not xp exclusively as the problem. What about that we are using AOL to dial in. But AOL works fine with the 98 and ME machines - all have aol 8.0.
What about permissions? I log in with the same user name on the 98 and XP machines. ARGHHHH
How do you diagnose microsoft networking problems!?