Can't open shortcuts to files or folders with pc name in the path over VPN.

Posted on 2008-10-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
If I define the shortcut on my desktop like below it will not open over the Cisco VPN client it does however work fine in the domain environment.  I have to change it to the ip path not the UNC and it will work.

"\\PC30\Company\IT Department\Phone Support Calls" (Does not Work)

"\\\Company\IT Department\Phone Support Calls" (Works)

\\TERA4\Backups (Does not Work)

\\\Backups (Works)
Question by:cbmooney
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ID: 22791179
hy, you mus to configure hosts file from c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc
for example:  or    contoso
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Expert Comment

ID: 22791180
Create a host record in the dns server for these entries
PC30 -

Expert Comment

ID: 22791243
make sure that you set properly what you are returnig as config to your EASY VPN clients...
I think, you can't resolve anything corporate by fgdn when you are in VPN...

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Stiil waiting for a solution???

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I had to add as the default DNS while setting up the group authetication on the Cisco VPN 3005 concentrator.

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