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Windows 7: W7 Cannot Connect to Shared Network Folders


14 Oct 2010   #1

W7 64bit Enterprise
 
 
W7 Cannot Connect to Shared Network Folders

After upgrading from XP Pro to Windows 7 64, users can no longer access network folders when working remotely using a VPN. Users were able to access the folders using XP Pro. Users can access other network devices, such as printers, when working remotely. Users are able to access network folders when working locally on the network.

To trouble-shoot, I have ensured the security and share settings are set correctly on the network folders. I have also changed some settings in gpedit/computer configuration/windows settings/security settings/local policies/security options. All had no positive affect. Can still access network shares remotely using XP.

Thanks, Pablo.

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14 Oct 2010   #2

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

Is your router Windows 7 compatible?
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14 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PabloC View Post
After upgrading from XP Pro to Windows 7 64, users can no longer access network folders when working remotely using a VPN. Users were able to access the folders using XP Pro. Users can access other network devices, such as printers, when working remotely. Users are able to access network folders when working locally on the network.

To trouble-shoot, I have ensured the security and share settings are set correctly on the network folders. I have also changed some settings in gpedit/computer configuration/windows settings/security settings/local policies/security options. All had no positive affect. Can still access network shares remotely using XP.

Thanks, Pablo.
Hello Pablo,
Did you set up Windows 7 to accept VPN connections?
Virtual Private Network (VPN) - Enable Incoming VPN Connections

Second link is to enable outgoing VPN connections.
Virtual Private Network (VPN) Enable Outgoing VPN Connections

If this doesn't work I have some other settings that might get this working for you.
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15 Oct 2010   #4

W7 64bit Enterprise
 
 

Yes, our routers have been supporting Windows 7 for about a year. Thanks.
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