VPN from Client XP through SBS2003

Posted on 2005-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi all, trust you are well.

Scenario: SBS2003 Premium Server with 6 XP Client PCs. Need to connect to two different servers via VPN. Create connection using wizard on XP client to VPN1, click connect, put in username and password, connects. Type \\VPN1_ServerName and all the shares come up.

No Poblem

So, do the same thing with VPN2. Create Connection on XP Client, click connect, put in username and password, connects. Type \\VPN2_ServerName and "Network Path not found" comes up.

So, VPN2 not working....Plug SparePC into ADSL Router (instead of LAN) and Create connection using wizard on XP client to VPN2, click connect, put in username and password, connects. Type in \\VPN2_ServerName and the Shares do come up.

What could the problem be?

Question by:SeanNij
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    Oh, and if type in the \\\sharename it does come up with a login box - but will not accept any variation of the domain/username. Login box just keeps coming back.....

    LVL 2

    Expert Comment

    have you tried \\serverip to bring up the shares?

    Also, has that machine ever been on the VPN2 domain?  
    LVL 1

    Author Comment

    \\serverip works

    LVL 2

    Accepted Solution

    Add an entry to your hosts file  (windows\system32\drivers\etc) to reference the servername with the IP.

    it sounds like a typical DNS issue through VPN.  I see them a lot.  Try fixing the host file first, that should take care of it.


    Write Comment

    Please enter a first name

    Please enter a last name

    We will never share this with anyone.

    Featured Post

    How your wiki can always stay up-to-date

    Quip doubles as a “living” wiki and a project management tool that evolves with your organization. As you finish projects in Quip, the work remains, easily accessible to all team members, new and old.
    - Increase transparency
    - Onboard new hires faster
    - Access from mobile/offline

    Suggested Solutions

    What’s a web proxy server? A proxy server is a server that goes between clients and web servers, used in corporate to enforce corporate browsing policy and ensure security. Proxy servers are commonly used in three modes. A)    Forward proxy …
    This is an article about my experiences with remote access to my clients (so that I may serve them) and eventually to my home office system via Radmin Remote Control. I have been using remote access for over 10 years and have been improving my metho…
    Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
    This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

    759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    11 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now