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Remote office computers not listed in network neighborhood

Posted on 2006-07-07
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I have a remote office which is connected to the main office using an IPSEC VPN between 2 firewalls.

Main office:
SBS 2003 server setup as DHCP, DNS, WINS, and Exchange server
Windows XP Pro workstations
Workstations were added to the domain through //servername/connectcomputer

Remote office:
Windows XP Pro workstations
Firewall providing DHCP and configured to give main office DNS/WINS server IP addresses to workstations
Remote workstations were added to the domain through System Properties/Computer Name

I am unable to see/browse to/access the remote workstations through network neighborhood from the main office
I am able to see/browse to/access all main office workstations through network neighborhood from the remote office

I am able to ping by name and remote control the remote workstations from the main office

Any idea's. Thanks.

Steve
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> Firewall providing DHCP and configured to give main office DNS/WINS server IP addresses to workstations
No I missed that, maybe ipconfig /all of those workstations and of the good ones.
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**REMOTE OFFICE WORKSTATION**

Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : frontoffice
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : sls.local
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : sls.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-D4-C1-53-AD
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.15
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.254
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.254
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 10, 2006 4:01:20 AM
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 11, 2006 4:01:20 AM


**MAIN OFFICE WORKSTATION**

Windows IP Configuration

        Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : d81001
        Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . : sls.local
        Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
        IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
        DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : sls.local
                                                      sls.local

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

        Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : sls.local
        Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
        Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-43-79-FE-23
        Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
        Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
        IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.22
        Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
        Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.254
        DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
        DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
        Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
        Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 10, 2006 7:58:15 AM
        Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 18, 2006 7:58:15 AM
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by:sirvodka
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Hello?

Anyone?
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 500 total points
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Please see the workaround for connecting remote machines via VPN.  Make sure that you've done all steps listed:
http://www.smallbizserver.net/Default.aspx?tabid=266&ArticleType=ArticleView&ArticleID=83&PageID=89

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Jeff,

Thanks. I'll give it a try.

Steve
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