Connecting remotely via vpn to a shared folder

I have setup RRAS and am able to connect via VPN into my network.  I have setup sharing for a specific folde and granted permission for the account I am using when vpning in.  Now if i go to start-run and type in \\computername\filename i am prompted for a username and password again - when I enter in the appropriate username\password it does not accept it and I get prompted to reenter....what am I missing?
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sruddockAsked:
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OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsCommented:
for the username, are you using the format "domain\username" ?

also, did you mean \\computername\share?
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sruddockAuthor Commented:
yes domain\username and \\computername\sharename
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isd503Commented:
First, you want to make sure you are not controlling access using both NTFS and share permissions.  Set the share permissions to Everyone/Full Control.

Now you're working only with NTFS permissions.
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sruddockAuthor Commented:
ok, changed it back to the default, still same thing (prompted for username/password but rejected when I enter it)
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isd503Commented:
You changed what to the default?  The share permissions?  Please post the NTFS and share permissions on the \\computername\sharename directory.
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sruddockAuthor Commented:
NTFS permissions - Users have read/execute/list folder content
Share Permissions - everyone/read
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isd503Commented:
OK, the problem is the operating system compares NTFS and share permissions and gives the user the most restrictive permissions.  So, if you apply that rule to the permissions you listed, then Users will only have Read permissions.

Set the permissions on the share to Everyone/Full Control so you are only managing NTFS permissions.  You want to concentrate on only managing permissions in one area; NTFS.  

My personal rule is to always give a share Everyone/Full Control and never control permissions from shares.
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sruddockAuthor Commented:
Even with Read i should still be able to view the folder.  In any event I changed the share permission to everyone/full and i am still prompted on the remote computer for a username password and when entered it just pops back up again ...
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isd503Commented:
Check this article out:  http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Share-Permissions.html
And this one too:  http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Microsoft_Network/Q_20993952.html?qid=20993952

NTFS only due to the facts that share permissions are not backed up and are only applied when the resource is accessed over the network.

Ok, then I am thinking you are using a domain user account to initiate a VPN connection?  I am also guessing you are trying to access a share located on a server?

Is the domain account a member of the local Users group on the machine you are trying to access?

If this is not accurate, can you shed more light on the relationships between the machines and networks you are using?
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