Cannot access shared drives over VPN using Windows XP
Posted on 2006-11-17
I am trying to set up a simple VPN with Windows XP Pro at each end.
I have configured the VPN server and created a TestVPN user account. On the client machine I have set up the VPN connection and specified the correct IP address for the router attached to the VPN server computer. I have set the router to allow PPTP through to the VPN server.
I can make the connection, but I cannot seem to access any shared folders on the VPN server. I have searched through the articles here and although they seem to address the issue, they always seems to be something which is unclear.
I tried "net use x: \\Fileserver\testshare" where Fileserver is the name of the computer hosting the VPN, I also tried using the statric IP address of the Fileserver computer - i.e. 192.168.0.2, and I also tried using the IP address of the router which passes PPTP traffic to the fileserver computer - all to no avail.
Using an LMhosts file - could someone give me a clear example? Does this file have to be on the VPN host system - i.e. fileserver or just on the client system?
Do I have to install any other protocols on the systems other than TCP/IP and File and Printer sharing and CLient for Microsoft networks
Ideally I want to be able to map the shares / drives so that files can be accessed by the remote client - such as quickbook files - so that the files are updated on the VPN host server system and not simply copied to the remote client.
Thanks in advance.
Best regards, Dave Melnyk