Slow VPN

I setup a vpn connection on my server, its a 2003 server.  The vpn works fine on laptops that are members of the domain.  However when I try my home computer to vpn, it connects no problem but when I try to go to a specific share it takes forever to pull it up, when it does eventuially come up it prompts me for a username and password, I thought it got the un and pw from the vpn connection itself... anyone have any ideas ? I would like to speed up the connection and stop it from pompting for a un and pw...any ideas....????

Thanks

focusenAsked:
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TheCleanerCommented:
make sure it's given you the DNS server on the network, and the DNS suffix search list, correctly.

Is it a PPTP VPN or an IPSEC?  Is it done using RRAS in 2003 or something like ISA or 3rd party firewall?
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focusenAuthor Commented:
We are using what ever is stock in 2003 sbs.  I believe its a PPTP.  and its using the windows authentication... any ideas ?
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TheCleanerCommented:
Well, assuming it was all set correctly using the setup...have you thought about using RDP into your workstation in the office after connecting via VPN?  This would be quicker.  Also SBS has the Remote Web Workplace for this:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833983

Other than that, yes, it should use your domain account and password (assuming you set the vpn "client" up to have the domain field populated and are using your domain credentials)
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Make sure that your HOME ROUTER's IP ADDRESS RANGE does not match that of your Office's (if you have a two NIC configuration, then make sure it doesn't match either of those).  For instance, if you have 192.168.1.x at home, be sure that the office is using something like 192.168.16.x and 192.168.200.x.

Jeff
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focusenAuthor Commented:
Jeff,why does the scheme have to be differnt between work and home ?

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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
Because otherwise there is a possibility of duplicate IP addresses, and the routing tables will send a request off into your local (home) lan instead of the office lan -- leaving you waiting for it to time out before it will try the other route.

Jeff
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focusenAuthor Commented:
gotcha,
what if people who are using vpn happen to have the same IP scheme , is there a way to repair this other than having them change their ip scheme ?

Thanks
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasyPrincipal ConsultantCommented:
The recommended best practice is to deploy your server in a range that doesn't use the common commercial router ranges such as I have suggested above.

Jeff
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TheCleanerCommented:
Good call Jeff.
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