Solved

Accessshared folders via basic VPN

Posted on 2014-02-12
2
372 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-16
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...
0
Comment
Question by:Servant-Leggie
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
asavener earned 500 total points
ID: 39856251
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Servant-Leggie
ID: 39864081
asavener, thanks for your feedback.

For now, I think persistent mapping will be OK (we're only talking 3 users, after all- not 300!)
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Background Information Recently I have fixed file server permission issues for one of my client. The client has 1800 users and one Windows Server 2008 R2 domain joined file server with 12 TB of data, 250+ shared folders and the folder structure i…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…
This Micro Tutorial will go in depth within Systems and Security in Windows 7 and will go into detail regarding Action Center, Windows Firewall, System, etc. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question