Connect Directly to SIMS Server
OK, here is the story. Conficker is running rampant accross the network in a tidal wave of frustration and two systems it hasn't yet touched are my laptop and our SIMS server. After an entire day of Reason Code 0's Capita have informed us that our ISA Server (which controls Sophos, Printers and acts as out Internet Gateway) may be infected and blocking the ports required for SIMS to use.
How can I remove the ISA Server from the equation and connect directly to the server with my laptop to see if SIMS will log me in? I have tried setting the servername variable to the server's IP address in connect.ini but that hasn't worked.
My laptop firewalled and in a workgroup of it's own and connects to SIMS and shares using my domain admin password (but doesn't let machines connect back to the laptop using the same password, hence avoiding infection so far. Same with the SIMS server).