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Active Directory, accessing other computers Problem

Iamtehbest
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I have a domain admin account, that I am logged in on my workstation.  If I open up CMD.EXE, and type:

dir \\computer\c$,

It returns:
The system cannot find the path specified.

However, if I open up Windows Explorer and use the same \\computer\c$, it propagates the same data.  And then if I go back to CMD, and shell the same command afterwords, it propagates the data that I am expecting.  What do I need to change in AD to get the results I want in CMD?

The AD Server is running 2003
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Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor
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Can you do a "net view \\computer" first before you do "dir \\computer\c$"? What happens?

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System error 53 has occurred.

The network path was not found.

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I've also tried running command prompt in Administrator mode, and I'm getting the same results.  

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Well, I found out a big clue.  I had a VPN tunnel active to my office.  I disconnected from my office, and I am able to do this now.  I wonder why.
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor
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VPN tunnels can be configured to block certain ports. This is probably the cause why you can't browse the shares. Can you get more details about your VPN configuration, from your IT dept. maybe?
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Figured it out, but no reason why.

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Did not get an answer related to the question.  Please close so I can ask another question.

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Works for me.