SBS2003 Win7 clients (remote) cannot access network shares via VPN WinXP xcan

Posted on 2012-08-30
Last Modified: 2012-08-30
I am having issues with SBS2003 server and remote users.
My Windows XP users can connect via VPN and access all files.
My Windows 7 users can connect via VPN and cannot see shares
When looking at the ipconfig of both os's I see that the winxp users get a default gateway in their PPP address where as the win7 users there is no gateway. (I have also attempted with Firewall turned both on and off in win7.
If I ping from winxp server name it resolves
If I ping server name from win7 it does not resolve
If I ping fqdn form win7 ie. server.domain.local it resolves
winxp \\server displays network shares
win7 \\server says network error.

Appreciate any guidance.
SBS2003 Premium, single NIC, no ISA
Question by:Philip
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    by:John Hurst
    Try win7 \\server_IP_address and see if it resolves. You may need an entry in your local hosts file.  ... Thinkpads_User
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    Though in agreement with thinkpads_user a host file, or actualy lmhosts file,entry would probably solve the issue I am not a fan of those as they are static entries, and you require an entry for every device.  My preference is a dynamic solution by adding the internal DNS server's IP and domain suffix as outlined in my blog
    If the XP clients are using the SBS connection manager client it does this automatically, but the connection manager client doesn't work on win7.

    As for the gateway you be assigned 3 different entries; <blank> or which are effectively the same and seems to depend on O/S,  or the same IP as the VPN client.  These are dependent as to whether "use default remote gateway" is checked or not.

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    Followed your blog and this worked a treat as these were non domain joined clients. Pity every time I deploy one I must manually configure these entries. I was so close on my own as I did manually configure server dns is under IPV4 on the PPP connection but I didn't complete adding the dns suffice for this connection. Once I did all resolved.
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    by:Rob Williams
    You don't actually have to do it manually.  You can create a deployable client using CMAK.  Download it to the client machine, 'click' on it and it will install a customized VPN client.  It allows you to pre-configure the client, increase security, and even use your logo.
    I have outlined how to do so in the following link:

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    I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

    Accepted answer: 0 points for solutions4's comment #a38351099

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    Blog reference was excellent and it assisted me in resolving the issue.

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    Blog reference was excellent and assisted me in resolving my issue.

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