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How do I view shared folders on the VPN host machine

RB_UK asked
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have set up a Vista machine to accept incoming connections via VPN over the internet.

I have successfully connected to the machine from the client showing on both machines but how do I access the shared folders on the host machine?

I have tried the following

XP Client Machine

Start / Run then entered \\homepc\VST Projects

(computername \ shared folder)

I get the pop up screen asking me to "connect to hompc"

I enter the username & password, the same as used for VPN connection settings but it does not seem to accept them with no error just presenting the User name & Password screen again.

Again, VPN is established, PPTP ports forwarded to the host machine

Thank you
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