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Server connection issues

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#1 maniakmyke


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 07:29 AM

Good morning everyone

this is my first post and im planning on making it a good one so here goes.

i am currently working on a jobsite where i have a netowrk of about 8-10 pc's some running XP others running 2000. These guys are from out of town and are trying to connect to their server at their home office. 3 of these PC's are desktop PC's the others are all laptops. they have 2 different drives they need access to. 1 drive NOBODY can access it doesnt even show up in the list. the other only 1 of the desktop and 1 laptop can see the drives nobody else can.

if anyone can help me figure out what im doing wrong or forgetting to do at all i would GREATLY appriciate ANY help given. LOL i was thrown into the jobsite blind and im not exactly a networking genius to begin with. These guys REALLY need access to these drives ASAP aswell.

this is what i have done.

ive setup all the PC's with static IP's
checked all cabling and hardware
pinged their home office successfully

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#2 Monty007


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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:44 PM

Hi, from what I can understand do they have a VPN setup to remote to the server? Some drives do not show up as shared drives...is that correct? Is the server a DC? Create a test drive share it with full permissions then map the drive from there work stations to the shared drive on the server.

#3 securityguard123


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Posted 17 January 2009 - 01:11 AM

I also assume that you have VPN setup on your site to office site.
since everything is working properly try using remote desktop to the server.

From there all workstation on other side will be accessible.

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