Access denied when accessing a remote
workstations from VPN client
network drive but can't access it
The client just installed a Domain Controller and
enabled RRAS for VPN
server on a Windows 2003 server. The
VPN client can access any shared
folders on the server and ping all remote workstations. He can map the
shared folders on the remote workstation, but can't access. When he tries,
he will receive "Access denied".
1. He was assigned to administrators groups in the local computer and
2. After establishing the VPN and logon the server using
can map and access the remote workstation without any issues.
mapping the remote computer using administrative share, C$, he can access
all folders including the "Access denied" folder without any problems.
If he tried to map the drive using net use
or net use \\hostname\fodlername /u:domainname\username,
he will receive
error 1219 has occurred - The credentials supplied conflict with an existing
set of credentials" error.
5. After studying the sharing and security settings, we find the sharing
permission was setup username\domainname. Since he is logon VPN using
username only (instead of username/domainname), we add username/loccalhostname
to the sharing permission. Then he is able to access the folder.
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