+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Windows Server 2008 R2 Thread, Remote connection in Technical; Somehow I feel like this is a dumb question. I am using a Cisco VPN. I can get through the ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Remote connection

    Somehow I feel like this is a dumb question.

    I am using a Cisco VPN. I can get through the gateway into school from my home PC and I can access my school PC (providing it is switched on and no-one is logged on to it) and then logon to the network in the normal way. My PC has a fixed IP address and I use that when starting a Remote Desktop connection from my home computer.

    My question is, can I set up the remote connection so that I can get to a specific drive on the network without having to first logon to my school PC??

    Thanks,

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    west sussex
    Posts
    519
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    probably

    whats the ip of the server and whats the share name ?

    net use \\<ipofserver>\<sharename> /user:<domainname>\<username>


    replace the < > sections to suit your server ip / user name etc.

  3. Thanks to ConradJones from:

    thekiddy (15th July 2013)

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Many thanks, will give it a go!

  5. #4

    twin--turbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Carlisle
    Posts
    2,334
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 381 Times in 340 Posts
    Rep Power
    150
    If you have the VPN correctly configured then your connected to the school network so no need to RDP to your desktop.

    Rob

  6. Thanks to twin--turbo from:

    thekiddy (15th July 2013)

  7. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Hi Rob,

    Our ISP told me the same and I thought I had it configured according to county procedures. If two people tell me the same thing it has to be right!! I can connect using the VPN providing I use RDP but can't do it using the VPN alone. I must be doing something wrong. The question is what???

    Thanks for your support with this.

    Steve

  8. #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    west sussex
    Posts
    519
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    what exactly is the problem? what error messages do you get?

    Its highly possible you are trying to access a server/resource whatever via the DNS name and you aren't resovling names via the dns servers at the other end of the VPN.

    We used to get our internet from west sussex, they had a cisco VPN which worked great except for because the configuration was for the whole county it the VPN client used the councils DNS servers for name resolution not the schools DNS servers. Which basically meant you were fine if you accessed stuff via the IP Address instead of the DNS name.

  9. Thanks to ConradJones from:

    thekiddy (15th July 2013)

  10. #7

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks Conrad,

    I do not get any error messages. When I start the Cisco VPN from home it works and tells me I am connected to the school but I don't seem to be able to go anywhere from there until I start a remote connection from my computer and enter the fixed iP of my school PC. That works fine provided it is switched on and no-one else is logged on to it.

    I set up the VPN exactly as instructed by the school ISP.

    Steve

  11. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    west sussex
    Posts
    519
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Steve,

    When you say you aren't able to go anywhere? What do you mean by this? Are you expecting the VPN to map the drives for you?

    Conrad

  12. Thanks to ConradJones from:

    thekiddy (15th July 2013)

  13. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    10
    Thank Post
    9
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Ok, re installed VPN in frustration. I can now map drives providing I use IP address first. Thanks guys for your help.

    Steve

  14. #10

    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    west sussex
    Posts
    519
    Thank Post
    74
    Thanked 26 Times in 26 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    You could add the names of the servers to your hosts file
    c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts


    example

    172.25.28.8 SERVER1 server1.mydomain.com



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Outlook 2007/OWA won't remote connect but iPhone will?
    By contink in forum Enterprise Software
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28th August 2011, 02:37 AM
  2. Remote Connection Session Terminating
    By montycv3 in forum Windows
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 3rd March 2011, 12:49 PM
  3. 3 Simultaneous Remote Connections To a Server
    By farquea in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 29th July 2010, 01:57 AM
  4. Removing Remote Connection program
    By faza in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30th November 2009, 09:19 AM
  5. Remote Connection to Servers
    By faza in forum Wireless Networks
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 2nd March 2007, 10:34 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •