SBS to Vista Home Premuim, access to domain shares

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Noncentz303, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. Noncentz303

    Noncentz303 Guest

    ------ 3rd times a charm, please dont bump me!!!

    Ok, I have a user that is on Vista Home premium and needs to connect to our
    shared drive for some files. She is connected VPN but not on the domain. Is
    there a workaround that might let her access our domain or is it a bust


    Any help is appreciated
    Noncentz303, Jan 23, 2008
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  2. Hi Antony,

    Thank you for posting here!

    From your post, I understand that problem was encountered when trying access shared resources from a Vista Home
    Premium computer through VPN connection. If I am off base, please feel free to let me know.

    Before we go any further, I would appreciate your help in clarifying the following questions:

    1. Is there any problem to setup the VPN connection?
    2. What manner was used to access the shared resources? Can we access the SBS server through \\Servername or IP
    3. What error message was received when trying to access shared drive through VPN connection?
    4. Does this issue occur on other remote computers which have Vista installed?
    5. How about remote computers which have Windows XP installed?

    Based on my experience, if you can VPN to the SBS server, you should be able to access the shared resources by
    default. To setup VPN connection, we need to run the Configure Remote Access wizard from Server Management ->
    Internet and E-mail. Please also setup a user account with SBS Add a user wizard and make sure it belongs to the Mobile
    User group. When accessing the shared recourses, user name and password will be needed as the system is not a
    domain client.

    Some related articles for your reference:

    Error message when you try to access shared resources after a VPN connection is established from a Windows Vista-
    based computer to a Windows Server 2003-based server: "System error 2148074324 has occurred"

    In Windows Vista, you cannot access any resources on a remote VPN server after you switch a network connection from
    one network adapter to another network adapter and then dial a VPN connection;EN-US;930163

    Known issues that may occur if you install Windows Server 2003 SP1 on Windows Small Business Server 2003

    VPN clients can no longer access internal resources after you install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 on a computer
    that is running ISA Server 2000

    You can also help me gather the following info for further analysis:

    Please use the Networking MPS report to collect the server event logs and other configuration info:
    a. Download MPSreport_network from

    b. Run MPSRPT_NETWORK.exe on the server box.
    c. The tool will automatically collect the information. This procedure will take 10~15 minutes.
    d. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to the folder: %SystemRoot%\MPSReports\Network\Reports\Cab\
    e. Send the .cab file directly to my mailbox:

    If anything is unclear in my reply, or if you encounter any difficulties, please feel free to post back.

    Best regards,

    Shawn Shao
    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Shawn Shao [MSFT], Jan 24, 2008
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