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NT4 Server DNS Setup Question Re. VPN Remote User Connection Problems

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There is currently no DNS service installed on a small network NT4 Server Domain Controller, as all local machines can access the network without any problems. All computers have a manual TCPIP address allocated with the DNS entry set to an external DNS address, for Internet access.

However one computer is now being used remotely using VPN client software provided by a Watchguard Firebox. When connected via the VPN this computer seems unable to browse the local network, despite having an internal VPN IP address allocated and so it would appear that the NT4 server DNS service needs to be setup!? ( whilst retaining Internet access ).

Please advise re. the above issue and, if DNS requires setting up, confirm the DNS setup procedure for both the NT4 server and Windows 2000 / XP workstations.

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DNS is not required for an NT 4 setup, just WINS.  You should set the Watchguard Firebox to hand out the address of the WINS server on your network (most DHCP servers will include this ability, I'm assuming Watchguard does as well).  This should enable the client to browse the network and have full NetBIOS name resolution.  If you do not have a WINS server you will need an lmhosts file on the client.  If you do not know how to set this up, respond back and we will tell you.
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Thanks Marc - I will check this and get back to you shortly.
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Finally completed yesterday - As Wins was not installed the LMHosts entry was required for each computer / server that needed to be viewed from the remote computer.
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