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Simple Remote Host Routing Question

I know I've done this in Win 2K before, but am having a total brain fart moment now.  I have a Win XP Pro SP3 machine that's at a remote location.  That remote location is connected to our network using a Lan to Lan VPN tunnel.  The machine is joined to our domain when I've set it up here, but when I've shipped to the location, all the mapped drives had to be changed from \\servername\foldername to \\192.X.X.X\foldername, which is not what I want to do.  I know in 2K, I was able to add the host IP and name on the system in the local HOST file, but I am totally blanking out on where it's located in XP Pro and the proper way of adding it.
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The host file is in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

Open in notepad and add the server IP and name you wish       localhost
192.x.x.x       yourservername
If you are taking about hosts file

C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc, append the hosts file entry as follows

192.168.1.x      Servername
chris1258Director of I.T.Author Commented:
Thank you for answering so quickly.  It was a totally glitch in information in my brain that I could not think of this.  Thanks again to both for the answer.

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