Slow VPN Connection when connecting XP clients to SBS 2003 server
Posted on 2006-05-19
I have successfully managed to connect my XP clients to an SBS 2003 server using the 'Connect to Small business server' option. I key in my username, password and hey presto I have a connection. However, the connection is very slow when viewing files in 'my network neighbourhood', i.e. files on the server. I would like to try and speed this up somewhat.
I am not sure whether this problem is caused by the fact that the connecting vpn clients are forced to use the 'remote dns' settings as opposed to the local dns settings. However, from what I have read the ability to uncheck the 'Use default gateway on remote network' checkbox is not an option when using the sbs 2003 downloaded connection manager. To remedy this, I have created a manual vpn connection using the XP create connection wizard and although I have managed to successfully create a vpn connection, I encounter a user permission problem, the exact error "domain is not available- you may not have permission to access this resource..... list of servers is unavailable'. Noticably I do not get this error when using the 'Connect to small business server' option.
So to summarise, my question is:-
How can I speed up my vpn as currently it is so slow that it is proving difficult to work with.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.