Connecting to DFS shares over VPN

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by John Collins, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. John Collins

    John Collins Guest

    I run a DFS stand alone root on a member server in our AD. It is Win2K3
    Enterprise. When my users are at home on a home PC and connect via VPN to
    our network they have problems connecting to the DFS folders.

    If they map a drive (using their home domain credentials) to the DFS root
    (\\server\DFSRootFolder) they can connect but cannot click (browse) into the
    next
    level of folders. If they map the drive to the full path of
    where they want to go (\\server\DFSRootFolder\NextFolder\FinalFolder ) it
    does not work either.

    Is this an issue with DFS? Can it be fixed so they can browse or click
    through to the folders they want to get at?

    Regards,

    John
     
    John Collins, Feb 8, 2005
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  2. Can you confirm that its \\server and not \\domain ?
     
    Dan Lovinger [MSFT], Feb 8, 2005
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  3. DFS is not supported from XP Home Edition. It requires XP Professional.
     
    Dan Lovinger [MSFT], Feb 8, 2005
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  4. John Collins

    John Collins Guest

    Yes, it's \\server as this is not the domains DFS root but a stand alone
    root. I will check the behavior with our domain root, but I suspect it will
    be the same.

    All users are using XP Pro from home or elsewhere. Mostly my users are
    taking their corporate laptop on the road, making a VPN connection from
    wherever, then trying to get to the resources.

    JCC
     
    John Collins, Feb 9, 2005
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  5. I have seen that the DFS tree (domain tree in my case) tends to not show for
    a little bit after my users login to the VPN (on ISA server). After my
    folks check their email etc, it seems to clear up.

    Hope that helps,
    Bob
     
    Bob Williamson, Feb 9, 2005
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  6. John Collins

    John Collins Guest

    Yes, it's \\server as this is not the domains DFS root but a stand alone
    root. I will check the behavior with our domain root, but I suspect it will
    be the same.

    All users are using XP Pro from home or elsewhere. Mostly my users are
    taking their corporate laptop on the road, making a VPN connection from
    wherever, then trying to get to the resources.

    JCC
     
    John Collins, Feb 10, 2005
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