Server 2008 RAS when laptops vpn the network drives are not accessible unless you first UNC the ip of the server
Posted on 2011-03-22
I have a server 2008 running RAS. I am able to successfully connect from my laptop but when I try to access the network drive it says that it's unable to connect.
If I go to the run dialog and enter the ip address of the server via UNC (ie: \\192.168.1.2) the window opens showing all the shares AND then I can go into My Computer and access the network drive. It wont even allow me to UNC with server name (ie: \\srv1).
If I decide to do nothing after I vpn (the UNC step) I noticed that the network drive will work if I wait 6-10 mins. This is obviously not acceptable to our client.
I can also ping the ip but not the name. I am thinking it's a dns issue not updating quickly or properly.
What can I do?!??!