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PPTP VPN between two Windows 2000 Clients: Folder sharing issue

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Hi,

I have two Windows 2000 machines.
One at Home and one in the office.
Each connects to the internet through a modem router.
PPTP port forwarding is correctly set-up.
I can connect to each machine in turn with the VPN connection short-cut desktop button without any porblem.
I can see the remote computer in network neighborhood for both computers in turn.

The problem is that when I look at the remote computer I cannot see the folders that I have previously shared.
I have set-up the same user on each machine and added this user to have "full control" permissions on shared folders.

Kes3

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by:Mazaraat
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Check to see if Netbios over TCPIP is enabled:

How to enable NetBios over TCP/IP in WIndows XP:
   Click Start, click Control Panel
   Dbl Click Network Connections.
   Right-click "Local Area Connection", and then click "Properties".
   Click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)", and then click "Properties" button
   Click the General tab, and then click "Advanced" button
   Click the WINS tab.

   Under "NetBIOS setting" section, click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
     (  ) Default
     (*) Enable NetBios
     (  ) Disable NetBios

   Reboot the computer

You might also try enabling the Guest account, I have seen where this has stopped the browsing also...

Enjoy!
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by:kes3
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Thanks Mazaraat,

I tried all your suggestions on both machines. That did not work.

More ideas, anyone ?

Kes3
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Hmm.
OK check this (might be a lil different for w2k)
Go to your network connections where you can see the VPN tunnel Icon that you created
right click on it select properties
click Networking tab
click Internet Protocal (TCPIP)
click properties button
on the properties window click the advanced button
Do you have the "Use default gateway on remote network" checked?
click on the WINS tab do you have Netbios over TCPIP enabled?

Can you go to start->run->type \\remotepc <enter> ?
If not add an entry into the hosts file (c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc) with the remote computers IP and name
201.234.101.5     remotecomputername


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