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VPN and DNS Settings

Hello,
      We currently have 2 remote sites that are connected to the main office via VPN. They all have Sonicwall appliances for security and to maintain the VPN connections. At one of the locations adding a pc is simple, just add it and if logged in as a domain user they have access to all network resources from the main office. The second location, however, in order to connect these users to the network I have to specify the DNS servers in network properties. Without this they can connect to the internet but not our network. What am I missing?

Thank you
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daskas27
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wshtyCommented:
where do they get their ip from? local sonicwall, local server, or dhcp server in main office?

what DNS servers DO they get, when getting IP via dhcp?
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David AtkinIT ProfessionalCommented:
Check the local DNS.  It sounds like the local DNS Server doesn't have any A-Records for your main site.

Another option would be to change DHCP so that it gives out the DNS Server on the other site (as secondary DNS).
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tjc123IT DirectorCommented:
Can they access the remote resources by IP address if thye are having trouble accessing them by host name?  Make sure the "Enable Windows Networking (NetBIOS) Broadcast" setting in the VPN between both locations is set at the site having access trouble.  Make sure the PCs are getting the correct DNS server to use for resolving host names across the VPN.
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daskas27Author Commented:
Thank you
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