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VPN okay to SBS2003 from XP Client, but cannot access network drives

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i have configred an SBS2003 server to recieve a VPN connection, which works perfectly when connecting externally from my XP laptop ( not SP2 yet ), connects every time. When I am connected I cannot do anything, all the network shares I have setup say " local device name is already in use. "  If I go into network places, I can see the domain, but cannot access it.

I used the SBS2003 set up remote networking wizard and created a manual VPN connection on the laptop with the correct IP addresses etc.

i have already set one of these up and it worked out of the box, so I am baffled by this one. Help.
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Have you checked your DNS settings on the remote pc once you establish the vpn connection? You will need the local dns server entry in order to browse the network.
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by:matthewtwynham
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The local dns server entry is set to pint to the adsl router, on the Client I have just set it as get the dns automatically. This works on my other set up perfectly, I understand where you are coming from but dont think that will cure it, unless you can suggest where I would get the dns address from.

I ought to mention on the clientI am logging on as the domain user with uname and password etc and then establishing teh vpn, I preseume that is correct?

Thanks for your assistance.
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Check your ip configuration once you are connected to the network via VPN client by running ipconfig /all from the command prompt. Do you see IP informantion listed under ppp adapter xxx (where xxx is the connection name you gave your vpn connection when you set it up?) You should be seeing an address assigned from the RRAS server you connected to as well as DNS and WINS entries (these will probably be the same as the RRAS server you are connecting to.) Is DNS running on the RRAS server you are connecting to? It should if you are running SBS2003. Try and ping the server by name. Also, when you set up RRAS on the server, did you enable broadcast name resolution? Check the properties of the server, then choose the IP tab.

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by:matthewtwynham
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will give it a try...
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