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VPN Network computer doesn't show

Posted on 2012-03-16
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Dear all.
I have connected my two branches over VPN tunnel.  I can ping each site with ip and fully qualified domain names. I also have external trust between both sites. I can access data by typing the server name eg \\londonserver\datafiles\etc.
But I cannot see the computers and servers of each site. So if I am at site one I cannot see site 2 computers vice versa. Network sharing is all enabled. Any idea what it can be which is preventing it ?
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This is normal anytime you computers are not in the same broadcast subnet. Being able to browse the network fore resources stopped being the normal way of doing things when Microsoft released Active Directory with Windows 2000. If you want to be able to just "see" everything on the network, you need to implement the legacy WINS service on one or more servers and then configure everything to use WINS. I recommend that you don't bother. If you need to connect to something, use the UNC path. If you users need to connect, use a drive mapping to a DFS path.

If you have two branches, why aren't you using a single domain instead of two separate domains and forests?
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Did you not implement WINS? That is your solution if you want to browse and see all devices.

Browsing a Wide Area Network with WINS
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/120151
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