Having issues with VPN Xp Pro clients seeing shares on server running 2K3
Posted on 2006-10-25
Hello, I have recently starting working for a small company in what was supposed to be an assistant to the NetAdmin position, however, shortly after I was hired he quit and everything has since fallen into my lap to complete. The reason I state this is because while I am somewhat familiar with networking some of this may be above my level so I might ask allot of questions or need things explained to me in detail, so go easy on me.
My problem is this, I have a server that is using 2K3 as the OS, I am able to get the clients from the 5 outside offices to connect and authenticate to the server however I am unable to view any shares, I connected each of the other 5 computers to the domain before sending them out to the other offices.
When the clients connect they are being assigned a IP between 192.168.1.200 and .220 from the server, however normally I am using a LinksysBFSR81 Ver2 as the DHCP server while the 2K3 is handling DNS, VPN, File, WINS, and DC roles for the Network. I have read some other questions about this problem but the solutions have not worked for me or I am not implementing them correctly mainly adding a WINS server and enabling NETBIOS over TCP/IP on both the server NICs and the Clients. My boss does not want to spend the additional funds to purchase new routers with VPN end point options for the company she would like for me to solve this with what is available to me.
I am not sure what other information you need to know but let me know and I will get it to you stat.
Thank you in advance.