I have a Windows XP laptop that connects across a VPN directly to a SBS 2003 SP2 server. The firewall is a watchguard X700 which allows the vpn the pass through.
After the user logins into the laptop and connects to the vpn the mapped drives work earlier in the day. Then after a certain amount of time the mapped drives are still visible and the status shows connected but when they open any of the drives they are blank. No folders or files. A reboot sometime fixes the issue but not always.
I have seen this happen from within the main office where the server is but it is very rare. So this tells me it is not a firewall issue. It seems to continuously happen on the laptops that are connecting through the vpn.
Sorry, I was assuming. There is no keep alive option on the windows VPN client.
Which client are you using, the standard windows client or the Small Business Server client? You should be using the latter.
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