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Linksys QuickVPN and Exchange Connection Not Working

I have a Linksys RV042 and I love it.  I have the VPN client access set up and I can get to my shared drive via VPN no problem.  My problem is that outlook can't connect to exchange through the VPN and I also can't access my web based intranet software that resides on a server behind the RV042.  I tried altering the LMHosts file with no luck.  My entries into the LMHosts file are as follows:

192.168.0.5      ICS2      #PRE #DOM:icsinc.local
192.168.0.7      ICS3      #PRE #DOM:icsinc.local

.7 is the exchange server and .5 hosts the web application (in which on the LAN i can resolve it at iih.icsinc.local).  Can anyone help me?

THANKS!
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chakkoCommented:
try this:

192.168.0.5      ICS2      ics2.icsinc.local
192.168.0.7      ICS3      ics3.icsinc.local

just put normal spaces to separate the items (number of spaces doesn't matter.

After you connect in VPN, the try to ping each name:

ping ics2
ping ics2.icsinc.local
etc..

if you can ping by name then it should be working.

they should all reply.  If then don't reply then check  to make sure the lmhosts file you are editing is not lmhosts.sam   (the correct file has NO extension).


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bengelhartAuthor Commented:
thanks will try tonight when I am remote!
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bengelhartAuthor Commented:
okay by putting in your suggestion I can ping ICS2 and ICS3 and I can connect outlook!  THanks!  Now the only issue I have is that i have an intranet web app at iih.icsinc.local (it is hosted on ICS2)  that I am trying to hit through vpn, but I can't connect.  Any ideas on that?  I tried the following with no good result:

192.168.0.5      ICS2      iih.icsinc.local
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chakkoCommented:
at work does iih.icsinc.local resovle to .5 IP address?  if yes, then just add another entry in lmhosts file

192.168.0.5   iih    iih.icsinc.local

or use whatever IP it resolves to at your work location.
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bengelhartAuthor Commented:
I tried that and it didn't work.  192.168.0.5 is definitely where is resolves to.  Any other ideas?
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chakkoCommented:
Does it redirect your connection to some other server?  

I think you need to investigate the web app more and see what resources it is accessing.

You can download a TCP port connetion viewer program (google ActivePorts for one example).

watch what IP addresses your machine is connecting to while to access the web app and maybe you'll see what's missing.

Also, you can open a DOS window and try the nbtstat -s command to see what connections your pc has open.
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bengelhartAuthor Commented:
No it doesn't redirect to another server.  It just has a host header of iih in the DNS records on ICS2 (DC) to point 192.168.0.5 (ICS2).  
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bengelhartAuthor Commented:
Got it figured out.  I had to add the following to my HOSTS file in addition to the LMHOSTS file entries:  

192.168.0.5      iih.icsinc.local
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