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Windows 7: Cannot map network drive

09 Apr 2010   #1
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Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Cannot map network drive

I'm trying to map a network drive from a VPN client (Windows XP Home) to a VPN Server (Windows 7 Home).

The folder I'm trying to map is definitely shared in the Windows 7 Server machine.

I'm using the "standard" process as described here: Map Network Drive - How to Map a Network Drive in Windows XP Using Windows Explorer

I cannot see the folder on the XP client and when I type in the UNC given by the Windows 7 server I get the dreaded "the network path could not be found" message.

Incidentally, I can ping and telnet into port 1723 from the client to the server with no issues. Also, on the Windows 7 server I've made sure the network is in "WorkGroup" as I've read that XP machines require this in order to connect.

I also tried the raw IP address of the VPN machine, e.g.
\\192.168.1.X but no luck.

I'm really stuck; any ideas?

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12 Apr 2010   #2
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Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

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