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VPN pptp tunnel - no network shares access

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I've tried looking here for the solution but I've been unable to find anything that works in this case.
Its a hardware LAN to LAN VPN between a Draytek Vigor 2800 series router and a 2600 series router.
I've set the tunnel up and as far as I can tell it is stable and active.
I can ping the workstations and servers from both ends but I can't open network shares, printers and faxes etc from any of the workstations.
I can however open the network shares etc on the servers on both ends.
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Make sure the traffic rules on the firewall allow ports 135,137,138,139 and 445 if you want access to sharing across the network.
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Is there a reason that the Drayteks have blocked all netbios activity by default?
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I've ensured those ports are allowed and still no luck
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Can you access the shares by browsing to the IP?  \\123.456.123.456\sharename?
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Between the 2 servers yes, between the workstations no.
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any ideas anyone?
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The windows firewall was enabled by the domain controller
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