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Accessshared folders via basic VPN

Posted on 2014-02-12
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Hi there,

I've just set up my first VPN, thanks to a good tutorial video!

I can connect a remote Win7Pro PC to the Windows Server 2012 via VPN and can type in the server's IP address in the RUN field on the start menu of the Win7Pro PC to view and access the network drives.

However, I'm wanting to see the shared network folders in START>COMPUTER of the Win7Pro PC once the VPN connection to the server is established.

In the server setup, I created a login script so that those PCs connecting on the domain would have certain shared network folders accessible to them and viewable via START>COMPUTER. This user I'm logging in to also has the same login script, but no folders can be seen when I log in via the VPN.

What further setup is required to allow the shared network folders to appear in START>COMPUTER of the Win7Pro PC once the VPN connection to the server is established? I suspected I simply needed to copy and paste the script path into another location, but don't know where that would be.

Awaiting your reply...
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By the time the VPN is established, the user has logged on to the desktop, and any logon scripts have already executed.

You can set up a shortcut to \\<domaincontroller>\netlogon\<logonscript.bat> and have the user manually execute it after they establish their VPN.

Or you can map the drives persistently.
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asavener, thanks for your feedback.

For now, I think persistent mapping will be OK (we're only talking 3 users, after all- not 300!)
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