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VPN disconnect from the server

every time I connect to the remote server via cisco vpn client and disconnect from it I loss my printers and shares also my outlook needs to reconnect to the exchange server.
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The_KirschiCommented:
Can please be a little more specific? What is the remote server? Are you connecting from your LAN to another site?

If that is the case it is almost sure that the problem is that access to your local LAN is disallowed by the Cisco Firewall. You can try to activate the "Allow local LAN access" checkbox in the connection settings of your VPN connection but this will only work if the other side - the Cisco Firewall - is allowing it, too.

We have a Cisco VPN scenario for our own employees and we restrict local LAN access on the PIX (= Cisco Firewall) because of security.

If you have more questions I'll be glad to help.

Hope this helps.

Daniel
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arkopoloAuthor Commented:
Yes I am connectin via cisco client to a remote vpn, but I am fine with the restriction to the local LAN when I am connected the thing is when I disconnect from the cisco vpn I lose connection to printers , network shares also my outlook.
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The_KirschiCommented:
When you connect all your local LAN connections are not available. So actually you should already loose connection when you connect to the remote VPN. Maybe it just shows up when you disconnect. Though it seems a little bit strange.

Are your printers and network connections still there and just disconnected or do they really disappear. That would be something different, I guess.
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arkopoloAuthor Commented:
The printers status is Opening and it will eventualy say not able to connect... until I log off my computer log back in.. but if I have to connect to my remote server I would have to log off ever time.  To regain authantication.
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The_KirschiCommented:
What version of the VPN Client are you using? Do you know which device is on the remote site? And what PIX OS version?
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arkopoloAuthor Commented:
My VPN client is Cisco Systems VPN Client Version 4.0.4 (B)  on the other side we have a Cisco 8000? I will have to find out I was not the one who has configured it.
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The_KirschiCommented:
Are you sure that this is your Client Version? That is pretty old. You should update the client before investigating any further in this issue. The current client version for Windows XP is 5.0.00.0340. That is at least the last I know of. Downloaded it a few weeks ago. But you should also be fine witha 4.8 version.
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arkopoloAuthor Commented:
Could you send me a link to a new client ?
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The_KirschiCommented:
Unfortunately the Cisco VPN Client is not available publicly. You need a CCO login at the Cisco website to download it. If you have a Cisco device for example your firewall you can get a CCO account by registering that device or by renewing the support for the device.

See: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl?topic=270636499
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