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Windows 7: Networked CD and flash drive

20 May 2011   #1

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Networked CD and flash drive

Hi, I have a desktop running Windows Vista Home Premium and I connect to it via the built in vpn client with Windows 7 Home Premium. I can access shared files a folders but, I have it set up where I can access flash drives and CD drives over VPN. Just tonight this has stopped working. I have all the right permissions set up and it still says network resource not accessible. This morining, I did not log on to the server I just started it up. Could me not able to access shared flash drives and CD drives because I am not logged in on the server end? I will try to logon later tonight when I go back to the server.

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20 May 2011   #2

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi there
I assume you have set the CD Drives and flash usb drives sharing privileges properly. Sometimes after re-booting these "get lost" -- don't know why but they seem to.

Can you access these from your "client" computer if you use say RDP to connect instead of a VPN - or if the computer is on the same LAN just via simple network sharing.

If these work then the VPN needs to be looked at -- in general a VPN shouldn't muck about with sharing levels however unless there's a new firewall involved.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 profesional
 
 

I got it to work. I was using shortcuts for shared files. In the target box in the proporties menu, I have to put in the ip address not the name.
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