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Windows 7: VPN connects, but not access to folders in server


18 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
VPN connects, but not access to folders in server

I recently re-installed Windows 7 to my hard drive and subsequently re-installed the VPN needed to access a remote server for work. I can connect to the server, but don't see any of the drives and/or folders within the servers. The tech at work said I had to configure my network to allow VPN traffic, but didn't explain how.

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18 Jul 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Do you have the VPN server behind a firewall?

If so, Then make sure you are allowed to pass through the firewall.

Also what OS is on the VPN?

Have you tried to configure the Network Sharing options?
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18 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I don't think it's behind a firewall, but I'm not sure how I could double check that or what it would be listed as when changing the access.

The VPN is on Windows 7.
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18 Jul 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Make sure your user has the right permissions on the server to access that folder.

If you see what I mean?
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18 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes, I definitely have the right permissions on the server. It's something on my end.
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18 Jul 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Is your Advanced Network Sharing options set to Home, or Work?
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18 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

The VPN is listed as Work.
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18 Jul 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

Try the following settings:

Turn on Network Discovery
Turn on file and printer Sharing
Turn off Public folder sharing
Enable sharing for devices that use 40 or 56 bit encryption
Turn off password protected sharin

Give that a go.
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18 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Unfortunately, those settings I had already. No change, still can't see the drives.
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18 Jul 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP1
 
 

This is a difficult one. Let me do some research and I will get back to you ASAP.
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