Here is a quick description of the setup:
1) One group of networked remote computers all connecting to our server via VPN.
2) One group of networked local computers all connecting to our server via LAN.
All machines are running fully patched XP pro and are members of the same domain. The remote computers can all access shares on each other and the server. The local computers can all accress shares on each other and the server.
The problem - or rather the issue I would like to solve - is how to allow the local machines access to shares on the remote VPN clients. The message we get when attempting to create a network place is: "The folder you entered does not appear to be valid", and we cannot browse to the locations either - the VPN-connected client machines do not appear in the "MS Windows Network". However, we can ping any VPN-connected client machine by name and they will resolve just fine - which is what is confusing to me.
The goal here is to create a share on a remote machine that is accessible by any client - either remote or local to that machine (when they are connected via VPN to the server).
Let me know if you need any further details.