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I have Symantec Anti Virus 10 Corp Edition on my Windows 2003 SBS with AD running. I have been able to remote install domain clients on my own sub-net (192.168.1.x), but when adding a machine (called Home) that is on the other end of a (linksys hardware) VPN, which is on 192.168.2.x subnet, I get an error message from the remote install utility "Network Name Not Found. Unable to detect the standard network share, ADMIN$, on <Home>"

The Home machine is able to log in to the domain, and access network resources, such as Exchange Mailboxes and Public Folders. I can see the other machines in the Domain, including the Server, in the Entire Network.

I have disabled hardware firewalls on both ends, and added TCP port 2967 exception on Windows Firewall on Home client. I have primary DNS set to the Server (192.188.1.2) and two external DNS servers (Comcast) on the Home cleint. WINS is set to 192.168.1.2, and Enable NETBIOS is checked.

I can not connect to the Home client from a different workstation on the domain, however, since it says //Home is not accessible. You might not have permission, the network path was not found. Not sure if this is related. I can RWW into the Home client.

Any ideas? Thanks.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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  I assume you can connect via ip address like \\192.168.2.x
    *Make sure windows firewall is disabled in home computer
    *Make sure ucp 137-138 tcp 139 and 445 ports are not blocked by any device/software
    *Can you ping the home client by its name?
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I can not connect (using Add Network Place Wizard) to \\Home since there is no shared resource (I get the error "Windows requires a share to publish to. Please try another location.") When I browse to a Network place, the Home client is in the list, but does not expand to show any shared resources.

"ping 192.168.2.100" is successful from Server side of VPN
"ping home.GagnonConsulting.local" is successful from Server side of VPN

The Windows Firewall on the client is set in Group Policy from Server. I attempted to manually add exceptions for the 4 ports you mentioned, but got the following messages, indicating that they were already open.
137 UDP - NetBIOS Name Service already exists for this port
138 UDP - NetBIOS Datagram Service
139 TCP - NetBios Session Service
445 TCP - SMP over TCP
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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 Wait a minute, Is home computer not a domain member?
  Can you reach \\192.168.2.100 from server side?
  If home computer is not a member of domain, then you should enable simple file and printer sharing
  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040/en
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Home computer is a member of the domain. Simple file sharing is disabled. I can see it listed under the domain in Entire Network/Microsoft Windows Network/Gagnonconsultin/Home, but when I click on it, it does not open (like the other domain computers do.) The error message is that \\Home is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resoucre. The network path was not found.

What is the best way to test if I can reach \\192.168.2.100 from server side? I can ping it.
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If if type in \\192.168.2.100 in the address bar, I get the error that Windows cannot find '\\192.168.2.100'.

The search for Computer Name: \\192.168.2.100 displays no results, nor does searching for \\Home.GagnonConsulting.local
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 type it in start>run not address bar
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OK, tried that and it returns (after a wait) "The Network Path was not found"
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if ping 192.168.2.100 successfull from server side and you can not reach via \\192.168.2.100 , that means one of the above ports I mentioned is somehow blocked, either by a firewall or by tunnel ACL
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Do you know a way to test a specific port for comms? I don't think that I can Ping on a specific port, but I am going to check the man pages.
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I just checked out the Shields UP program from GRC, and had it check my network from the outside. It only shows ports 80, 443 and 444 open, and the ports 25, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139 and 445 in the list as Stealth. Apparently, stealth means that these ports are blocked somewhere my computer and the Pulbic Internet. Given I have disabled the hardware Firewall and specifically opened these ports on the client PC, I guess that Comcast must be blocking the ports. If this is true, I guess it is out of my control, and I will have to install the AV client manually, from the disk.
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Thanks for you help with this, MrHusy. I have at least learned something.
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by:Alan Huseyin Kayahan
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 For more learning, you can use telnet for testing ports. For example, if you type the following
    telnet 192.168.1.200 137
   You get a blank black screen if the 137 port is open in 192.168.1.200.

You are welcome :)
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