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I'm making a VPN connection to my office. I can map network drives via the IP
address i.e 192.168.0.1/drive but want to be able to use the UNC path i.e
contoso1/drive.

I have set this up previously on another client machine. I think there is a
file somewhere that I need to edit to add the server IP address and UNC path
so that it can be mapped while using VPN. Can anyone point me in the right
direction?

Thanks.
 
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MBurns wrote:
> I'm making a VPN connection to my office. I can map network drives
> via the IP address i.e 192.168.0.1/drive but want to be able to use
> the UNC path i.e contoso1/drive.
>
> I have set this up previously on another client machine. I think
> there is a file somewhere that I need to edit to add the server IP
> address and UNC path so that it can be mapped while using VPN. Can
> anyone point me in the right direction?

DNS.

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No, I don't think this is a DNS issue. Internal clients to the network can
map drives using the UNC path ok, it's only when I am connected via VPN.
Previously I edited a file (I think in the System32 directory) so that the
server IP was registerd with the UNC name so that I could map drives with it.



"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> MBurns wrote:
> > I'm making a VPN connection to my office. I can map network drives
> > via the IP address i.e 192.168.0.1/drive but want to be able to use
> > the UNC path i.e contoso1/drive.
> >
> > I have set this up previously on another client machine. I think
> > there is a file somewhere that I need to edit to add the server IP
> > address and UNC path so that it can be mapped while using VPN. Can
> > anyone point me in the right direction?
>
> DNS.
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
> How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>
>
>
 
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Probably;
%systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\lmhosts

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"MBurns" wrote:
| No, I don't think this is a DNS issue. Internal clients to the network
can
| map drives using the UNC path ok, it's only when I am connected via VPN.
| Previously I edited a file (I think in the System32 directory) so that the
| server IP was registerd with the UNC name so that I could map drives with
it.
|
|
|
| "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
|
| > MBurns wrote:
| > > I'm making a VPN connection to my office. I can map network drives
| > > via the IP address i.e 192.168.0.1/drive but want to be able to use
| > > the UNC path i.e contoso1/drive.
| > >
| > > I have set this up previously on another client machine. I think
| > > there is a file somewhere that I need to edit to add the server IP
| > > address and UNC path so that it can be mapped while using VPN. Can
| > > anyone point me in the right direction?
| >
| > DNS.
| >
| > --
| > Shenan Stanley
| > MS-MVP
| > --
| > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
| > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
| >
| >
| >
 

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