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VPN connects, can see server shares, but cannot access files: access denied

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It was working, then stopped.

I have a remote VPN connection set up from my WinXP Pro PC to a Windows Server 2003 network with AD. 2 weeks ago it stopped working. I can connect, I can see the shares, but when I try to open or map them, I get an access denied error message saying I might not have permission. Another worker on the road with a laptop can connect and access files okay. When I try to use that person's credentials from here, I get the same response: connect okay, see shares, but no file access.

I have deleted the mappings I had used. No help.

There was a problem at that office about the time I lost connectivity, in that one of the PC's belched, and none of the office PC's could access server. I cleared the mappings on all machines and re-connected which solved their problems but not mine.

I have a pcAywhere connection to server so I can make adjustments from here. I tried adding this computer to AD, with no help. I checked all share permissions on server that I could, and they seem okay.

As I said, someone else can connect, just not me.

Please help...

Faithfully Yours in Frustration...

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by:darrenakin
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When you share a directory as you know you can alow permissions here, alot of times the permissions tab next to the share tab is overlooked. Please right click on folder then click on properties. You will want to verify share permissions as well as NTFS permissions.
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by:wmpenn667
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Have checked pernissions both in Windows Explorer and AD File Server Management/Manage Shared Folders. On this network, I am an Admin, Domain Admin, personally own most of the folders, and am individually listed in the shares with Full Control, as is the co-worker whose credentials work on his laptop (also from outside the network when using VPN).

This is what makes me believe this problem is here at my home office, as I get the same symptoms (can connect, can see shares, cannot enter shares) using that person's logon/password.

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by:wmpenn667
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Additional:

Server is behind a Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G Broadband Router, I am behind a Linksys RV0041 Gigabit 4-port VPN Router.

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by:wmpenn667
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Problem solved. Domain needed to be listed in sign-on screen with user name and password. It had not be required in the past, nor does my co-worker need to have it in the access from the laptop.

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