Network drive problem over a VPN



dancecommander81@hotmail.com
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
I have a HP laptop running XP Pro which I use to access my work LAN
from home over a VPN. When I connect to the net and then the VPN I can
ping the servers local IP and I can even use Outlook to access my
account on the exchange server. When I open My Computer the network
drives are displayed, however, when I open them no folders are shown in
one drive and in another only 5 are shown out of 20+ that should be
there. When I log onto the laptop as administrator it works fine,
however, when I log on as myself (with local admin rights) I see
limited or no folders. When I log on as myself on the network in the
office, I see everything as it should be. Does anyone have any ideas?
The best I can find by searching Google is that it may be something to
do with corrupt winsock?

Any help would be much appreciated.

Hunter B
07-09-2005, 11:47 PM
We run our VPN software as a service. It allows you to logoff and back on
again while keeping the connection. It then runs the logon script mapping
the drives and making it more secure. Look into Nortel Software for this.

"dancecommander81@hotmail.com" wrote:

> I have a HP laptop running XP Pro which I use to access my work LAN
> from home over a VPN. When I connect to the net and then the VPN I can
> ping the servers local IP and I can even use Outlook to access my
> account on the exchange server. When I open My Computer the network
> drives are displayed, however, when I open them no folders are shown in
> one drive and in another only 5 are shown out of 20+ that should be
> there. When I log onto the laptop as administrator it works fine,
> however, when I log on as myself (with local admin rights) I see
> limited or no folders. When I log on as myself on the network in the
> office, I see everything as it should be. Does anyone have any ideas?
> The best I can find by searching Google is that it may be something to
> do with corrupt winsock?
>
> Any help would be much appreciated.
>
>

dancecommander81@hotmail.com
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
We just use the XP VPN connection, we used to use seperate software in
the Win98 days, but have found that, until now, this works fine.

I'd rather get it working this way instead of looking to change the way
we do it across the board. Thanks for your advice.


Network drive problem over a VPN