VPN connection to Windows sharename

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May 9th, 2007
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VPN: Cisco remote client connection to ASA.

The VPN connection works fine and I can access any Cisco or unix/linux device on the LAN subnet. Am also able to connect to Win sharename on (older) NT servers.

Connection cannot be made to Win2000 or later devices.

* Cannot connect via "My network places"

* Map drive fails

* Net Use * \\ip.address\share * user:... fails.

Clue: Net Use syntax results in a request for password, so it appears a partial communication session starts ... but then fails.

Would appreciate any pearls of wisdom available on this forum ... my case with TAC seems to be going nowhere.


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acomiskey Thu, 05/10/2007 - 11:53
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Turn off your windows firewall and it will work! Just tried it, don't know why.

Please rate if it helps.

curt-wwwww Thu, 05/10/2007 - 13:04
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This was a helpful tip ... it partially cured the problem.

You tip about the firewall was significant. I don't use win firewall, but the one I use permits addition of trusted networks ... when I added the inside subnet, connection was possible by some clients.

Specifically, full-blown Win2K & XP pro were o.k. Laptops with XP Home were not able to connect (they aren't permitted to join win domains).

Thanks, I'll continue to kludge-around to see if there is a solution for these guys.

acomiskey Thu, 05/10/2007 - 14:31
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How about cisco vpn client firewall?


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