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Shared drive not accessible via VPN

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  • Hi,

     

    I connected two remote sites via VPN but now, when I'm trying to access the shares from site 2 to site 1 I often receive a message that network share is not accessible.

    I have DFS setup on all 3 server (2 on site1, 1 on site2) but sometimes I can access the share on one server on site1 but not the other and vice versa.

    I can ping FQDN name from both sites to each other and sometimes get the share working but then when accessing sometimes I get this message while copying or browsing the folders. DFS which relies on RPC and DNS is working fine.

     

    On clients PCs I get the message that policies can't be accessed in SYSVOL folder and i Followed all the steps to resolve it but still not successful. Users have rights to it and I can ping all the servers from each machine. FW are disabled.

     

    Any suggestions

     

    Thanks

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:26 AM

Answers

  • No, I wasn't successful. When there is a server it's fine but without it, the users are having big problems to access it. We are getting new server and everyone will access via TS which was never an issue.

     

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:54 PM

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  • Are either server running SBS? If so, please clarify which version of SBS. This forum is specifically for the Windows SBS 2003/SBS 2008 product.
    -Kevin Weilbacher (SBS MVP)
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    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:43 AM
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  • Yes, the main server is running SBS 2003 version and the other two are server 2003 R2
    Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:49 AM
  • On 20/07/2010 10:26 AM, Juraj B wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > I connected two remote sites via VPN but now, when I'm trying to access
    > the shares from site 2 to site 1 I often receive a message that network
    > share is not accessible.
    >
    > I have DFS setup on all 3 server (2 on site1, 1 on site2) but sometimes
    > I can access the share on one server on site1 but not the other and vice
    > versa.
    >
    > I can ping FQDN name from both sites to each other and sometimes get the
    > share working but then when accessing sometimes I get this message while
    > copying or browsing the folders. DFS which relies on RPC and DNS is
    > working fine.
    >
    > On clients PCs I get the message that policies can't be accessed in
    > SYSVOL folder and i Followed all the steps to resolve it but still not
    > successful. Users have rights to it and I can ping all the servers from
    > each machine. FW are disabled.
    >
    > Any suggestions
    >
    > Thanks
    >
     
    Hi Juraj B
     
    How you are mapping your shares? If through script then change server
    name to fully qualified name from "mysbsb" to "mysbs.mydomain.local" in
    the script.See if it helps.I had same issue with Microsoft VPN client
    connecting to SBS 2008. Then I used FQDN sever name in the script and
    issue resolved.
     
    Regards
     
    Deepak Sood
     
    Wednesday, July 21, 2010 8:39 AM
  • Juraj, do you have any update or resolution to your issue?
    -Kevin Weilbacher (SBS MVP)
    "The days pass by so quickly now, the nights are seldom long"
    KW Support MVP Blog
    MVP's do NOT work for Microsoft. We give our time freely to support the SBS community!
    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 8:10 PM
    Moderator
  • No, I wasn't successful. When there is a server it's fine but without it, the users are having big problems to access it. We are getting new server and everyone will access via TS which was never an issue.

     

    Thanks.

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 10:54 PM