Mapping a Drive over VPN - Vista Home Edition

I am conecting to my workplace via a VPN connection using a Windows Vista Home Edition laptop.  The VPN connects fine and I can access our INTRANET, etc. However, I cannot seem to map a network drive. I continue to get a message saying that the network cannot be found, yet I know it's there because I can access other resources.  I have no trouble with this issue on other machines that are XP Pro and VISTA BUSINESS Edition.  Any Ideas? Note:  I have tried the mapping with both the IP Address and the server name ... no go on either one.
primesolutionsAsked:
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BrianHeckConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Have you tried remapping the drives via the command prompt?

In other words, let's say your network drive letters you had setup were drives 'M:' and 'P:'

From the command line (Start -> Run -> Cmd)

net use m: /del
net use p: /del

net use m: \\ip_address_or_server_unc_name\sharename
net use p: \\ip_address_or_server_unc_name\sharename

Sometimes when going through a vpn connection I've seen a similar issue where network drives still had to be remapped.  It sounds like you tried mapping by server name AND ip address, and perhaps you used the command prompt to do it.  If you did try the command prompt let me know.
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FaroFinoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I'm not sure if you can do this...

I think the Vista "HOME EDITION" don't offer support for domain based network...

Is "Home Basic" or "Home Premium" version?
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primesolutionsAuthor Commented:
Not sure what the issue was, but it finaly mapped normally using the IP address.  All looks good.  Please accept my apologies for the length of time on this question.  I had been out of town for a while and just returned this week.  
Thanks for your help I appreciate it!!!
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primesolutionsAuthor Commented:
Thanks again for the advice.  I appreciate it.
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