a few networking questions VPN

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Jon Emberton, Jun 22, 2004.

  1. Jon Emberton

    Jon Emberton Guest

    I have setup a VPN between a 2003 server and a NT 4.0 server using
    sonicwall VPN routers. The connection is good, I can map drives, share
    printers, etc, from one network to the other. Netbios is enabled on both
    VPN routers. The problem is you can not see the network on the other
    side. Is there a way to make one office see the other in my network
    places? I am hoping that might resolve another issue with a program
    running on one of the servers. If there are any good
    resources/books/websites that can help educate me with this please let
    me know.


    2003 Server Network
    sonicwall VPN DHCP
    Sonicwall VPN DHCP
    NT 4 Network
    Jon Emberton, Jun 22, 2004
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    Bill Grant Guest

    Once the VPN link is set up, it works just like two subnets separated by
    a router (only slower). So browsing across the link is the same as across a
    router. As long as you have a domain controller, the browser service should
    be able to produce a combined browse list. See KB 150800 and 188001. The
    browser service in W2k/2003 works just as it did in NT4 SP5 or later.
    Bill Grant, Jun 23, 2004
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  3. Jon Emberton

    MartinHTN Guest


    Do you have a WINS server? From what I've concluded from reading postings
    here and some MS articles, network browsing without WINS is unreliable.
    Since you have two sites, you'd probably want to set up WINS on both the
    2003 and NT 4.0 servers and have them replicate with each other, if that's
    possible (you'll need to verify that WINS in 2003 and NT can be replication
    partners). Either way, WINS is pretty straightforward to setup.

    MartinHTN, Jun 23, 2004
  4. Jon Emberton

    Jon Guest

    I did some more research after posting this and came to the same
    conclusion that I needed to look into the WINS server. I am still in the
    early stages but both networks now see each other properly.


    Jon, Jun 23, 2004
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