If you have been having trouble connecting to the internal servers at the Yukon Government by their short name over the VPN then this tip is for you.
This tip is tested with Windows 7 and IE8. Other OSes and browsers may not give the same results.
1. Ensure you have the hosts file with the short name - the Service Desk should be able to provide this. It goes into <Windows>/System32/drivers/etc
2. Set IE8 to NOT Automatically Detect Settings. Under Internet Options -> Connections -> Lan Settings deselect the Automatically Detect Settings checkbox.
3. Quit and Restart IE8
You should now be able to see the internal servers in IE 8 when you type in their short name and are connected to the VPN.
Just putting this somewhere that I will remember!