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Small Business Network not showing folder

I have set up Windows SBS 2003 and have a successful connection with the Small Business Network Connection (workstation WinXP in Florida, server in NY) However, I can't seem to find the shared folders on the server nor the server itself on the workstation. How do I let the computer see the folders on the server?
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joedoe58Commented:
Did you set up shares? Righ-click on a folder and select sharing
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
The folders been shared. So, I don't think that's the problem.
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joedoe58Commented:
did you disable simple sharing on your workstation. folder option at the end
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
I disabled the simple sharing. I typed in the server name and I still can't get in.
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joedoe58Commented:
can you ping the server with ip and name?
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
Yes, I can ping it. No problem there.
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joedoe58Commented:
So when you say that you typed in the server name and could not get in what exactly did you try to do? Map a drive?
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
I typed in...

\\servername\folder

and it would tell me I don't have enough permissions. Not sure why, since it was able to bring up the companyweb intranet.
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joedoe58Commented:
Did I understand correctly that you do try to map a drive and when you type in \\servername\sharename you get the answer that you do not have enough permissions? If that is the case are you admin on the server so that you can change permissions?
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
So how do I give the VPN permission to access the drives?
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
or better yet, how do I give that user the permission to acces the drives?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
First, I am assuming that you are using the Connection Manager (VPN Client) downloaded to the remote machine via Remote Web Workplace?

You said that you typed in \\servername\folder and got the error... but what about when you just navigate to \\servername?

Also, how did you add the remote user to your domain... hopefully, you used the Add User wizard and applied the Mobile User template to their profile upon creating it.  That is how you would give the user permissions.... and hopefully any user you have on your network was added that way (not necessarily with the Mobile template, but with whatever one fit).

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nufutureAuthor Commented:
VPN Question > Yes, you assume correct.

Servername Question > I have tried \\servername\ and it does appear for a brieft moment. But now, it disappeared.

Remote User Question > Power User
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
Addition to Servername Answer > It also says that the "User Name Could not be found"
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
There are a couple of issues that I can think of that may be causing this problem then.  If the remote user's subnet is the same as your network then it will cause confusion in routing.  The other would be the way that the remote user's DNS is configured which could override the VPN connection.

In either case, you might try having the remote user log onto the VPN prior to logging on their computer by checking the "use dial-up connection" box on the login screen.  (Yeah, dial-up refers to ANY remote connection).  This should prioritize the VPN appropriately... but if it doesn't then I would want to take a look at the IPCONFIG /ALL from both the server and the remote computer so that I could give you more exact corrections to make on the remote side...

BUT... even before that, make sure that the Connection Manager is actaully configured right by testing locally within your LAN.  If it doesn't work there, rerun the Remote Access Connection Wizard to recreate it and have your remote user delete the old one and download the new one.

Jeff
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nufutureAuthor Commented:
Thanks! I realized the workstation was looking for the same domain locally. It was once in the LAN locally in NY, but when it moved to FL, it still had the same set up! So, by changing the names to a different Network, it sees the \\SERVER\

Thanks!
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Actually, you could have kept the same name and just done the "Login using dial-up connection"... the only advantage to keeping it the same name (which, actually now would be difficult to re-do) would be that you could manage the computer via group policy along with other domain clients instead of just managing the "connection".

But as long as you're happy... I'm happy.  :-)

Jeff
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