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Unable to map a network drive

Trying to map a network drive that goes over a VPN.  I'm not sure if I have to open a port or what I am doing wrong.  Tried mapping by computer name, and also through its IP address.  I can ping the computer, and it can ping back.  Tried entering the addresses in the host file, but to no avail.  Any ideas? I understand its going over a VPN, but we have been able to do it before.  
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repco
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rickyclourencoCommented:
can you view file shares over the VPN connection on the server?
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GeneralMandibleCommented:
Are the computers XP XP2?  If so is the firewall configured to allow it?  Did you enable file/print sharing & turn off Simple file sharing?
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repcoAuthor Commented:
No.  But I figured it out.  I disabled Windows firewall on the computer I was trying to map to, and it went right through.  Thanks for the quick response tho.
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prashsaxCommented:
It their is a firewall in between, then you need to allow TCP ports 445.
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repcoAuthor Commented:
Thank You all for your help!
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GeneralMandibleCommented:
Interesting, I mention the firewall & someone else replies 2 days later and gets all the credit.  Thanks!
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repcoAuthor Commented:
We needed the firewall up and not disabled.
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GeneralMandibleCommented:
Once you knew it was Windows Firewall, all you do is check the exception box for "File & Printer Sharing".  Covers all the ports needed.  Anyway, doesn't matter.
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