I'm running into issues with authentication and mapped network drives across a VPN tunnel. Namely error messages related to not being able to find a domain controller. I suspect this is somehow related to WINS, as DNS lookups seem to be working correctly. In trying to understand the underlying issue, I've across something curious.
In system information (msinfo32.exe) a username shows up in two formats:
- NETBIOSDOMAIN\My Name under startup programs
- DNSDOMAIN.COM\My Name under Network Connections
What is the difference between these usernames? And how might that relate to stored credentials for the mapped drives, or name resolution for the domain controller?