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Windows 7: HomeGroup over VPN

23 Jun 2010   #1
bigwig

Windows 7
 
 
HomeGroup over VPN

Hi,

I try to connect to my Homegroup via VPN.

It is very strange, I can print, the shared folders are available but i can't connect to the Homegroup!

IPv6 and IPv4 are connected!

Any Idea?


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23 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hello and welcome
make sure you're setting homegroup.
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
and did you already try to ping to the IP while you connected using vpn client ?? is it reply or..?
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23 Jun 2010   #3
bigwig

Windows 7
 
 

Yes settings are correct (inside lan or wlan it works) and if i ping the server he answeres
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23 Jun 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigwig View Post
Hi,

I try to connect to my Homegroup via VPN.

It is very strange, I can print, the shared folders are available but i can't connect to the Homegroup!

IPv6 and IPv4 are connected!

Any Idea?
VPN access using Homegroups is not a supported feature of Homegroups. You also can't use Homegroups while in a domain. So the behavior you are seeing is normal because Homegroups isn't made to work with a VPN.
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23 Jun 2010   #5
bigwig

Windows 7
 
 

Hmm Okay but I thougt that the HomeGroups work over the Network, and a VPN shows the Network and the Client that the Client is connected to the Network.

So i thought it had to work
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23 Jun 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The new Windows server code named Vail will be able to use Homegroups so it will work over a non LAN network but none of the older Servers like Windows server 08 or 03 can use Homegroups and it won't work over a VPN or Domain.

Other than that Homegroups will only work properly on a LAN using all Windows 7 machines.
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24 Jun 2010   #7
bigwig

Windows 7
 
 

yes, but all the machines use windows7 pro, also the server!
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