I'm not sure if these two problems are related but they both happened on the same day so I'm thinking they are. I'm running windows 2003 server. A few things I'm running.... DHCP, DNS, RRAS. Not running WINS.
The first problem is with my VPN. It's a pptp connection. The clients are able to connect to the VPN. They just can't connect to files. Old short cuts stopped working. I tried putting the server host name in the address bar as well. I can ping the server using the DNS name and the ip address. I can't browse the network either. I am able to RDP over VPN.
The other problem is with a windows 2000 client on the LAN. They are able to connect to the internet. I can ping the server with the IP address. I haven't tried pinging with the server hostname yet, but I'm guessing that will work I wasn't able to connect to the server by entering the host name into the address bar either. It seems as if all the network clients this having this particular issue although they aren't having a problem connecting to files through mapped drives. I wasn't able to browse the network from the windows 2000 client either.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in Advance!