This issue has been plaguing me for quite some time. I have a windows XP Professional laptop and a W2K server. I am trying to connect via VPN to the server and it works except I can not map my drives via computer name (server1\share) I must map them via IP address (192.168.X.XXX\share). I’ve edited my laptop’s host file to reflect the server’s name and IP address. I even installed LMHOSTS as suggested by another chain. I can ping my server and get a response. I can use remote desktop and connect to my server and other computer behind the firewall via computer name. I can not map drives nor connect to printers via computer name. Can some one help?