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Connect Vista client to SBS 2003 VPN file share by \\server\sharename used to work, doesn't now - now I have to type IP address and that connects me to Remote Office

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As recently as two weeks ago I could log-on to a VPN connection remotely using Vista or XP and then in the browser address bar type \\SERVERNAME\SERVER-FILESHARE and go right to my files. After a rogue DHCP server popped up on my small network I reconfigured some settings including RRAS. Now I have a very curious problem. NOW my XP clients connecting remotely to the SBS 2003 share must do so by typing in the private ip address of the server, typing the \\SERVERNAME\SERVER-FILESHARE doesn't work any longer.  Vista clients, however, cannot connect at all. When they type the private IP address of the server, they are instantly routed to the Remote Office site on the SBS server.

I need both Operating Systems to be able to connect AND map the file share as a shared drive. I don't want to turn off Remote Office b/c I use it for accessing Outlook while on the road. Fast answer - biggest points possible . . . please.
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Possibly a DNS resolution issue.  Tried "mapping" the computer name to an ip in your hosts file?

edit hosts file (usually found here ... C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc) with notepad and add an entry like    
10.1.1.1       SERVERNAME

This way if name resolution is an issue at all, it will be corrected.
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rlistenb - would I do that on the Server or on the Vista machine? (oh please say server)
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The machine you are trying to connect FROM
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Well it's fixed and the culprit was bad group policy. Microsoft intervened on a RDP call and reloaded the policy. Life is again simplified complexity.
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