To be able to browse the network over a VPN connection there are several
things you need.
For Microsoft networks, you need a WINS server running on the network you
are trying to access. This address must be configured in your TCP/IP setting
for both the DUN and dial-up adapter.
Next, on Windows 95/98/ME, you must have File and Print Sharing installed. I
would recommend only selecting the option to share printers and not files.
Under the Properties of FPS, set the selection of Master Browser to
DISABLED. This forces the "browser" (i.e. Network Neighborhood) to look to
the WINS server every time.
On NT/2000, you must edit the registry. Under
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters set IsDomainMaster
and MaintainServerList equal to FALSE.
I have been telling our customers this for some time now and it all works