I am trying to connect to the samba drives at work in OS X. I currently use Vmware with XP, VPN to my office, then connect to the mounted drives just as I would if I were there locally. My problem is connecting to them in OS X.5.5. At work, i just hit command-K, then type SMB://server/drive and it mounts perfectly. At home, I connect the VPN with no problem, hit command-K, and it says the server address is invalid and cannot be found. I try the IP and the host name. Is there something I'm doing wrong or can this just not work at all? In that case, what would I even be able to do over the VPN? i cannot even ping the server's local IP? Im sick of using XP just to VPN and open excel to edit a few files. I'd rather not waste the time and just do it in OS X. Work server is windows 2003 R2.