Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How do I access Mapped Drives through VPN connection?

Posted on 2008-10-03
3
Medium Priority
?
270 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have set up a VPN Connection to our Company Network and at first glance everything seems to work ok. I can retrieve my emails from our VPOP Server and I can run VNC and connect to all the other System units with VNC Clients installed in our office.

The problem I have is when I attempt to connect to Mapped Drives on our Windows 2K Server. I can only access the drives when I switch off the Windows firewall on my laptop.

I have tried various Firewall Exceptions with no success and for obvious reasons I cannot continue to work with the Firewall Switched off.

NOTE: I have also tried disabling the Windows Firewall and installing and configuring Zonealarm on my laptop with the same result. I can only access the Mapped Drives when I switch Zonealarm off.

I feel there must be a simple solution to this problem yet I cannot see it. All help will be appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:ensite31
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:pistolslapper
ID: 22633420
Can you ping the machines in question by hostname rather than by ip address from the other office when the firewall is on?
0
 

Author Comment

by:ensite31
ID: 22634610
Hi and thanks for the reply.

I cannot ping the machine by hostname unless the Firewall is switched off.

I have also moved on from my original query.

I have created a .bat file (which I run from my Laptop) and used: net use X: \\XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX\sharename. This allows me to connect to Mapped Drives through the Firewall.

I do however have another issue. I need to connect to and use Sage Line 500 over the VPN. Although I can connect to Sage, the query's do not run. I'm assuming this is a similar issue. Any ideas?

NOTE: Sage do not support VPN access unless SSL.VPN.

Thanks again.
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
pistolslapper earned 1500 total points
ID: 22638483
What hardware/software are you using for your VPN? Would it be possible for you to list a config?
0

Featured Post

NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to set-up an On Demand, IPSec, Site to SIte, VPN from a Draytek Vigor Router to a Cyberoam UTM Appliance. A concise guide to the settings required on both devices
Windows Server 2003 introduced persistent Volume Shadow Copies and made 2003 a must-do upgrade.  Since then, it's been a must-implement feature for all servers doing any kind of file sharing.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
Suggested Courses

971 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question