> First off, thanks for looking!
> I am at a remote office of my company trying to integrate their accounting
> procedures with the home office. More specifically, I am trying to install
> accounting software on two remote PCs that communicate with our main
> accounting server in the home office. While using the PPTP VPN I can map
> remote shares to the remote server using the remote server's IP address,
> but unfortunately our accounting software (Peachtree Quantum) requires
> what they call "absolute paths" e.g. NetBIOS names for drive mappings, and
> not IP addresses.
I have been fighting with a very similar situation. My differences are we
are using Sage BusinessVision for accounting, and instead of home users I am
working with consolodating accounting servers to our head office and allow
remote connections from our branch office.
As Lee said, try a WINS server. I do not fully understand setting up DNS
for our internal hosts/servers, but WINS was really easy to set up. I have
used it on both Win 2k and 2k3 servers and things are going well. So far...