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  • Cannot browse W2k8r2 shares via VPN

    Hello

    When I establish a VPN connection to a W2k8 R2 server I can use remote desktop but am unable to connect using My Computer. When I type \\servername or \\IP Address or \\servername.domain.local\sharename Windows reports that it cannot find the name/address. I have setup a lmhosts file with the correct IP address/server name.

    I use this all the time for another network running W2k8 and it works fine.

    Any suggestions, please?

    Thanks!
    A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

  • #2
    Re: Cannot browse W2k8r2 shares via VPN

    Gah!

    Just tried stopping the Windows Firewall on the server via RDP and lost connectivity - will I need to go to the machine and turn it back on? (I hope not)
    A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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    • #3
      Re: Cannot browse W2k8r2 shares via VPN

      Fixed it.

      The issue was caused by our installation of Sophos not allowing NetBIOS traffic outside the LAN. I added the remote LAN's IP address 192.168.2.* and it works a treat.

      Still, I now know that disabling the firewall service on a W2k8 server will block all connections to that server. I'll not forget that one especially as I had to give up my entire Saturday morning and spend 3 hours travelling to undertake 30secs work.
      A recent poll suggests that 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not happy

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