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Cannot access network shares over VPN

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VPN is setup in RRAS on our Windows 2003 Small Business Server. I'm using only one network card. Internet access and DHCP are being supplied by a Cisco RV042 router.

A user can easily connect to the server using the built-in Windows VPN client. However, the user is unable to access any network resource not located on the VPN server.

From the command line of a clinet machine connected thru VPN I am able to correctly resolve namespaces of all network objects.  However, using Windows Explorer, I cannot access the content of various shares (I can on the VPN server). Additionally, while I can resolve namespaces, attempts to ping any network object other than the VPN server fail.

The VPN Server is the domain controller, is running DNS, and is running WINS. Accessing network resources fails using either ip address or name.

I'd like some advice on how to allow a user connected thru VPN client to access network shares.
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